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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 $15.41 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.65 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.67. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Dump Truck Drivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and just under a third have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,172 - $64,483
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $38,912
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$11.65 - $20.67
(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
$23,172 - $64,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
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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$25,160 - $52,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $20.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.02 - $29.39  
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 - $1,041  
   
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).
)
$25,160 - $52,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 822

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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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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, CDL, Driver/Core Development, and Class A CDL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Dump

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


For Dump Truck Drivers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dump Truck Drivers make a median salary of $37K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $40K, 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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

CDL
up arrow 18%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 18%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 7%

Class A CDL
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 53%