Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Truck Owners and Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $97K per year. Nearly one in four enjoy medical while roughly a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a tenth. Job satisfaction for Truck Owners and Operators is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,523 - $186,969
(Median)
$37K
$97K
$190K
MEDIAN: $97,372
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $93.70
(Median)
$13
$23
$94
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,523 - $186,969  
   
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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$34,969 - $186,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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$34,969 - $186,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $73K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $101K. For Truck Owners and Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $101K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

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: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 72%
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