Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Truck Owners and Operators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $99K annually, but may range from $41K to $203K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Slightly less than a fifth enjoy medical while about a tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in ten. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$47,441 - $200,951
$47K
$99K
$200K
MEDIAN: $99,400
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50%
90%

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$12.13 - $81.54
$12
$23
$82
MEDIAN: $22.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$47,441 - $200,951  
   
Bonus
$9,500  
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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$40,723 - $202,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $81.54  
   
Overtime
$23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$9,500  
   
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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$40,723 - $202,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

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 10 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$98,000

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 82%