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 $15.39 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.73 per hour and $20.61. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and just under one in three receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,675 - $62,812
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,712
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$11.73 - $20.61
(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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,675 - $62,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$25,298 - $52,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.31 - $29.89  
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 - $1,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$25,298 - $52,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 922
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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.

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver Dump


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For Dump Truck Drivers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Dump Truck Drivers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Refuse Truck Driver.

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Dump Truck Drivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Machine Operation, Heavy Equipment Repair, and CDL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 21 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Driver.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. Dump Truck Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 25%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 21%

CDL
up arrow 11%

Class A CDL
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 53%
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