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Truck Driver Dump Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Dump Truck Drivers earn an average of $15.37 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.73 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.58. Location 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 slightly less than a third have dental insurance. Most Dump Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,517 - $63,531
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $39,183
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$11.73 - $20.58
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$23,517 - $63,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
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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$25,389 - $52,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.17 - $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 - $1,022  
   
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).
)
$25,389 - $52,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 868
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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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Many Dump Truck Drivers move into a Refuse Truck Driver role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Refuse Truck Drivers on average bring in a similar salary to Dump Truck Drivers.

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Dump Truck Drivers report using a pretty varied skill set 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, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Driver.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Dump Truck Drivers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 21%

CDL
up arrow 12%

Class A CDL
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver
up arrow 4%

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