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Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States, bringing in about $96K per year. Roughly a fourth enjoy medical while about a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in ten. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Truck Owners and Operators. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,232 - $184,410
(Median)
$36K
$96K
$180K
MEDIAN: $96,439
10%
50%
90%

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$12.82 - $94.36
(Median)
$13
$27
$94
MEDIAN: $27.00
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
$36,232 - $184,410  
   
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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$34,850 - $184,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $94.36  
   
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).
)
$34,850 - $184,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $100K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Truck Owners and Operators make a median salary of $100K. Truck Owners and Operators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $98K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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
24%
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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