Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $97K annually nationwide. Roughly a fourth enjoy medical while roughly one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a tenth. Work is enjoyable for Truck Owners and Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,445 - $185,371
(Median)
$36K
$97K
$190K
MEDIAN: $97,046
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $93.70
(Median)
$13
$24
$94
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,445 - $185,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,107 - $185,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $93.70  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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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$35,107 - $185,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $73K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $101K. Truck Owners and Operators bring in $101K after working for 10 to 20 years. Truck Owners and Operators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $98K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 73%
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