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 $98K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-fifth, and about one in eight earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,085 - $199,546
$46K
$98K
$200K
MEDIAN: $98,062
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $81.00
$12
$23
$81
MEDIAN: $22.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$46,085 - $199,546  
   
Bonus
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,805 - $199,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $81.00  
   
Overtime
$21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$7,000  
   
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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$39,805 - $199,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Truck Owner / Operator

Professional truck owners/operators typically own semi-trailer trucks which may have a flatbed, box, tank, or other container to transport goods depending on what types of items are transported. Some materials may be hazardous, so the hazardous/tanker endorsement is often required.

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Truck Owner / Operator Tasks

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

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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.


In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $62K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $113K. Truck Owners and Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $103K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $97K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Truck Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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