Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Slightly more than half of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $205K per year, but median earnings come to around $101K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. In this profession, nearly one in six enjoy medical and dental coverage, and about one in ten have vision insurance, as well. Though the majority of Truck Owners and Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,384 - $202,139
$48K
$100K
$200K
MEDIAN: $101,341
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $97.44
$12
$24
$97
MEDIAN: $23.96
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90%

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$0$204K
Salary $48,384 - $202,139
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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$41,663 - $204,765
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $11.88 - $97.44
Overtime $24.35
Annual Data $0$204K
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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$41,663 - $204,765
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Truck Owner / Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Owner / Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Owner / Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Truck Owner / Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 51 salaries. A Truck Owner / Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 43 salaries.

Key Stats for Truck Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲2%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$99,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 84%
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