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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 $96K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Approximately one-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in seven collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,702 - $183,622
(Median)
$37K
$96K
$180K
MEDIAN: $95,805
10%
50%
90%

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$12.90 - $95.58
(Median)
$13
$27
$96
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
$36,702 - $183,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$35,246 - $184,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $95.58  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $26.53  
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 - $7,946  
   
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).
)
$35,246 - $184,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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.


Inexperienced workers earn around $77K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $100K. Truck Owners and Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $98K. Truck Owners and Operators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $95K.

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 74%