Truck Driver Dump Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the in the United States, bringing in about $15.15 per hour. The range in pay spans from $11.18 per hour to $20.42. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, 53 percent do receive medical coverage, and 28 percent have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Truck Driver Dump Salary (?
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$22,489 - $64,221
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MEDIAN: $37,508
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Truck Driver Dump Salary (?
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$11.18 - $20.42
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,489 - $64,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
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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$24,392 - $51,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $20.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.54  
Overtime
$14.91 - $28.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
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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$24,392 - $51,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 751
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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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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 less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. New salaries start at $33K and reach $35K in five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $37K. Dump Truck Drivers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $38K. Dump Truck Drivers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Washington
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Portland
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Baltimore
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National Average
$35,000
Columbia
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Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Dump Truck Drivers, 60 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Indianapolis, Washington, Portland, and Baltimore, where Dump Truck Drivers annually earn 13 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 2 percent more than the national average. Dump Truck Drivers' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Dump Truck Drivers in Columbia bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

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: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 53%
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