Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Truck Owners and Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $97K annually. The majority of Truck Owners and Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and roughly a seventh earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,445 - $185,624

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$12.87 - $93.70

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,445 - $185,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,107 - $185,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 - $185,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $71K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $100K. Truck Owners and Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $100K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $99K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

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: 27% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 72%
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