Truck Owner / Operator Salary

Truck Owners and Operators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $101K annually on average but can range from $42K to $204K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by roughly a seventh, and one in ten earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,458 - $201,631
$48K
$100K
$200K
MEDIAN: $99,629
10%
50%
90%

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$12.03 - $84.49
$12
$26
$84
MEDIAN: $26.40
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$0$203K
Salary $48,458 - $201,631
Bonus $7,000
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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$46,684 - $203,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152
Hourly Data $0$84
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $84.49
Overtime $23.94
Annual Data $0$203K
Bonus $7,000
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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$46,684 - $203,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Truck Owner / Operator

Professional truck owners/operators typically own semi-trailer trucks which may have a flatbed, box, tank, or other container to transport goods depending on what types of items are transported. Some materials may be hazardous, so the hazardous/tanker endorsement is often required.

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Truck Owner / Operator Tasks

  • Maintain dual focus of safety and route efficiency.
  • Communicate effectively with dispatches and loaders to enable clear understanding of timelines and delivery loads.
  • Navigate across highways and urban environments using roads appropriate for vehicle and cargo.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Owner / Operator

Pay by Experience for a Truck Owner / Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Owner / Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Owner / Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Truck Owner / Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 51 salaries. A Truck Owner / Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 43 salaries.

Key Stats for Truck Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%

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Experience Affects Truck Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 88%