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Truck Driver Dump Salary (United States)

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Dump Truck Drivers earn an average of $15.15 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.18 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.42 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over one-half lack any form of coverage — but just under a half have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Truck Driver Dump Salary (?
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$22,489 - $64,221
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MEDIAN: $37,508
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Truck Driver Dump Salary (?
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$11.18 - $20.42
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,489 - $64,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,392 - $51,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $20.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$14.91 - $28.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,392 - $51,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 751
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Job Description for Truck Driver Dump

A dump truck driver operates heavy, over-the-road trucks that typically haul raw materials and resources from quarries and mines to construction or storage facilities. The large trucks associated with this job either dump their loads from the back, side, or - on the largest trucks - from underneath (belly dump trucks).
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Truck Driver Dump Tasks
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Dump

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dump Truck Drivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. As Dump Truck Drivers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average sum in this group is $38K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Dump Truck Drivers typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Washington
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Portland
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Baltimore
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National Average
$35,000
Columbia
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Dump Truck Drivers, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 60 percent greater than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Indianapolis, Washington, Portland, and Baltimore, top-paying markets where Dump Truck Drivers rake in more than the national norm (+13 percent, +6 percent, +4 percent, and +2 percent). Dump Truck Drivers in Columbia earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 53%