Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men make up the majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.37 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.73 per hour on the lower end to $20.55 on the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,675 - $62,067

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$11.73 - $20.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,675 - $62,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
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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$25,256 - $52,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.28 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$25,256 - $52,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930
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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining 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. Dump Truck Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 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 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 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
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 54%
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