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 length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Truck Owners and Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. About one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-sixth collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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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).
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$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

Truck owners/operators are responsible for transporting goods for their organizations. They often own and operate their own trucks and work for themselves as independent contractors, and there may be a minimum age requirement for this position, typically 24 years of age. Adequate insurance and a valid driver's license and clean driving record are also required.

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Truck Owner / Operator Tasks

  • 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 less than five years' experience take home around $71K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $102K. Truck Owners and Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. For some reason, Truck Owners and Operators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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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