Owner/Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$194,000
$129,000
Min 10%
$194,000
Median 50%
$291,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
XPO Logistics
Highest Paying City
Dallas, TX
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
6.6 years
How much does an owner/operator make?
Owner/Operators in America make, on average, $194,642 a year or $93.58 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $291,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $129,000. Utilities companies and Transportation companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Owner/Operator salaries include Nevada, Utah, Texas, California, and Wyoming. The typical tenure for an Owner/Operator is 6.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Owner
$104,136

Average Owner/Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Owner/Operator in the USA is $194,642 annually or $93.58 hourly. Owner/Operators make the most in Dallas, TX at about $196,078 per year. The average entry-level salary in Dallas, TX is $86,000. Nevada, Utah, Texas, California, and Wyoming are the states with the highest payscale for Owner/Operators. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland are the lowest earners.

Map of Owner/Operator Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Owner/Operator Salary By Company

Owner/Operator jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Owner/Operator jobs are in Utilities companies and Utilities companies. Companies like XPO Logistics or Carrier will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Forward Air or Pilot Freight Services, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Owner/Operators.

Average Owner/Operator Pay By Industry

Owner/Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Transportation companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Owner/Operators. Salaries for Owner/Operators in Manufacturing companies average $199,177 annually, while Transportation companies and Retail companies pay $197,187 and $196,969, respectively. The average salary for Owner/Operators in the Construction industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $186,648.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$199,177
$199k
Transportation
Transportation
$197,187
$197k
Retail
Retail
$196,969
$197k
Professional
Professional
$195,430
$195k
Finance
Finance
$195,406
$195k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$191,150
$191k
Construction
Construction
$186,648
$187k

Owner/Operator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Owner/Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Owner/Operator can range from $141,075 to $247,766 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 Owner/Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Owner Operators-Home Weekly! Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements ARE Required
04/29/2020
$215,000
Regional & OTR Owner Operators-Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements
04/29/2020
$215,000
Owner Operators-Home Weekly! Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements ARE Required
04/29/2020
$215,000
Regional & OTR Owner Operators-Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements
04/29/2020
$215,000
Owner Operators
04/29/2020
$215,000
Owner Operators
04/29/2020
$215,000
Owner Operators
04/29/2020
$215,000
Regional & OTR Owner Operators-Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements
04/29/2020
$215,000
Regional & OTR Owner Operators-Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements
04/29/2020
$215,000
Owner Operators
04/29/2020
$215,000
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