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Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $96K annually. Most Truck Owners and Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. One in four enjoy medical while close to a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in ten. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,445 - $182,875
(Median)
$36K
$96K
$180K
MEDIAN: $96,089
10%
50%
90%

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$12.77 - $95.00
(Median)
$13
$24
$95
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,445 - $182,875  
   
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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$35,035 - $183,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $95.00  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$35,035 - $183,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $75K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $99K. Truck Owners and Operators see a median salary of $99K after reaching 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 $96K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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