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Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men account for the majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.36 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.72 per hour and $20.57. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just under one-half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,433 - $63,809
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $39,438
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$11.72 - $20.57
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,433 - $63,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $3,052  
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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$25,325 - $52,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $20.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.12 - $29.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $3,052  
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).
)
$25,325 - $52,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 848

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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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Dump Truck Drivers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Refuse Truck Driver. Median pay for Refuse Truck Drivers is $38K.

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Dump Truck Drivers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Heavy Equipment Repair, CDL, and Class A CDL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Dump

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dump Truck Drivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Dump Truck Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dump Truck Driver with more than 20 years of experience can earn $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 21%

CDL
up arrow 14%

Class A CDL
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Driver
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 53%
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