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Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men make up the majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States, bringing in about $15.28 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.52 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.59 on the higher side. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly less than half have medical insurance and close to a fourth receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dump Truck Drivers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,870 - $64,158
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$64K
MEDIAN: $38,271
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$11.52 - $20.59
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,870 - $64,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
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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$24,744 - $52,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $20.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$14.95 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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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$24,744 - $52,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 775
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Class A CDL, Safety Compliance, and Driver/Core Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $36K. For Dump Truck Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, 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 8%

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

Class A CDL
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 52%