Truck Owner / Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $97K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to one in four, and nearly one in six earn dental coverage. The majority of Truck Owners and Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,110 - $186,334
(Median)
$37K
$97K
$190K
MEDIAN: $96,967
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90%

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$12.36 - $96.33
(Median)
$12
$27
$96
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$37,110 - $186,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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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$35,722 - $187,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $96.33  
   
Overtime
$17.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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).
)
$35,722 - $187,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.


Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $71K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $102K. On average, Truck Owners and Operators make $99K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $95K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$96,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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