Driver/Owner Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$131,000
$79,000
Min 10%
$131,000
Median 50%
$216,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Carrier
Highest Paying City
Las Vegas, NV
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a driver/owner operator make?
As a Driver/Owner Operator in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $131,866 per year or $63.4 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $217,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $80,000 per year. Transportation companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Driver/Owner Operators. The best states for high paying Driver/Owner Operator jobs are Nevada, California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Driver/Owner Operator is 3.6 years.
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Average Driver/Owner Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Driver/Owner Operator in the United States is $131,866 per year or $63.4 per hour. Working in Las Vegas, NV as a Driver/Owner Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $128,914 per year. The Las Vegas, NV average entry-level salary for Driver/Owner Operators is $62,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Driver/Owner Operator salaries are Nevada, California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Iowa, and South Dakota are the lowest earners.
City
Average Salary

Map of Driver/Owner Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Driver/Owner Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Driver/Owner Operator Salary By Company

Driver/Owner Operator jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Transportation companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Driver/Owner Operators. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Driver/Owner Operators are Carrier and Penn Medicine. In addition, companies like Outsource and LifePoint Health report highly competitive salaries for Driver/Owner Operators.

Average Driver/Owner Operator Pay By Industry

Driver/Owner Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Manufacturing companies, and Utilities companies pay higher-than-average wages for Driver/Owner Operators. Retail companies pay Driver/Owner Operators an average salary of $152,396, Manufacturing companies pay $147,638, and Utilities companys come in at $144,053. The types of companies that pay Driver/Owner Operators the least are in the Transportation industry, where the average annual salary is $124,408.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$152,396
$152k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$147,638
$148k
Utilities
Utilities
$144,053
$144k
Construction
Construction
$133,274
$133k
Energy
Energy
$131,053
$131k
Transportation
Transportation
$124,408
$124k

Driver/Owner Operator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Driver/Owner Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Driver/Owner Operator can range from $95,576 to $167,857 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Driver/Owner Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
CDL A Driver Owner/Operators Oklahoma City OK
CDL A Driver Owner/Operators Oklahoma City OK
03/21/2020
03/21/2020
$140,000
$140,000
CDL A Driver Owner/Operators Oklahoma City OK
CDL A Driver Owner/Operators Oklahoma City OK
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
$140,000
$140,000
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
01/23/2020
01/23/2020
$41,740
$41,740
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263
BMS Unlimited
BMS Unlimited
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$120,003
$120,003
Heniff Transportation Systems
Heniff Transportation Systems
Driver/Owner Operator
Driver/Owner Operator
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$78,263
$78,263