Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men make up the majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.12 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — a little over a half — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Dump Truck Drivers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,857 - $61,273
$24K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,112
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50%
90%

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$12.17 - $21.48
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,857 - $61,273  
   
Bonus
$72.72 - $2,456  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$26,190 - $55,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $21.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54  
Overtime
$17.46 - $30.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$72.72 - $2,456  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$26,190 - $55,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 965

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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

  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver Dump


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Dump Truck Drivers who go on to become Refuse Truck Drivers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Refuse Truck Driver, an upper-level role, pays $38K.

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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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $38K. For Dump Truck Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $41K.

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Key Stats for Truck Driver Dump

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▲21%

CDL
▲13%

Equipment Maintenance
▲9%

Driver/Core Development
▲8%


Jobsite Delivery
▲5%

HAZMAT
▲2%


National Average
$38,000

Dump Truck Driver
▼6%

Class A CDL
▼9%

heavy equipment operator
▼9%

Driver
▼12%

Driving
▼15%

Operator
▼18%

truck driver
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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