Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.39 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges between $11.75 per hour and $20.64. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than two-fifths have medical coverage and just under a third have dental coverage, a little over a half claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,649 - $62,904
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,785
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$11.75 - $20.64
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,649 - $62,904  
   
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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$25,368 - $52,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$15.26 - $29.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$25,368 - $52,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 910
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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 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. 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.


For many Dump Truck Drivers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. On average, Dump Truck Drivers make $37K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dump Truck Driver generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $39K.

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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 7%

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
up arrow 4%

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
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
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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