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Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $92K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a fourth, and around one in six earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$37,728 - $165,738
(Median)
38K
92K
120K
170K
MEDIAN: $92,248
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$12.60 - $97.00
(Median)
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29
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97
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,728 - $165,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$35,684 - $169,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $97.00  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $26.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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).
)
$35,684 - $169,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
United States (change)

Job Description for Truck Owner / Operator

  • Navigate across highways and urban environments using roads appropriate for vehicle and cargo.
  • Communicate effectively with dispatches and loaders to enable clear understanding of timelines and delivery loads.
  • Maintain dual focus of safety and route efficiency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Owner / Operator

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $97K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $97K.

Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$88,000

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 75%