Yard Jockey Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$41,000
$29,000
$41,000
$57,000
Yard jockeys in the United States make an average salary of $41,477 per year or $19.94 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $57,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out transportation, retail, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York provide the highest yard jockey salaries.
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Map of Yard Jockey Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Yard Jockeys earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Yard Jockey Salary By Location

While a yard jockey can average a salary of $41,477 per year, or $19.94 per hour, there are many opportunities for yard jockeys to make more. For example, in Enfield, CT you might make $51,059 per year. Other high-paying locations include Allentown, PA, Livermore, CA and Albany, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Enfield, CT where the average starting salary is $27,000. The highest paying states for yard jockeys include Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Utah, Idaho, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Yard Jockey Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a yard jockey, working for A. Duie Pyle or Walmart might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Lowe's and Burlington report highly competitive salaries for yard jockeys.

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Average Yard Jockey Pay By Industry

The salary for a yard jockey can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for yard jockeys tend to be found in transportation, retail, and manufacturing companies. In fact, yard jockeys can make a yearly salary of $48,272 while working for transportation companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Transportation
Transportation
$48,272
$48k
Retail
Retail
$43,981
$44k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$32,299
$32k
Real Estate
Real Estate
$32,084
$32k

Yard Jockey Salary History

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Yard Jockey Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a yard jockey can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Yard Jockey Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Truck Yard Jockey 2Nd Shift
Truck Yard Jockey 2Nd Shift
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$36,523
$36,523
07/31/2020
Class A Yard Driver Bonus and Home Daily!
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07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$52,175
$52,175
07/29/2020
Class A CDL-Dedicated Tanker Yard Driver
Class A CDL-Dedicated Tanker Yard Driver
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$68,000
$68,000
07/26/2020
Yard/Floater Driver-CDL Class A/NO Touch Freight-Penske Logistics
Yard/Floater Driver-CDL Class A/NO Touch Freight-Penske Logistics
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$39,319
$39,319
07/24/2020
Yard Jockey
Yard Jockey
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$43,618
$43,618
07/24/2020
Saturday, Sunday, Monday Yard Driver
Saturday, Sunday, Monday Yard Driver
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$41,740
$41,740
07/22/2020
Yard (Straight Truck) Driver
Yard (Straight Truck) Driver
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$50,000
$50,000
07/17/2020
Truck Driver-Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher-Penske Logistics
Truck Driver-Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher-Penske Logistics
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$41,218
$41,218
07/17/2020
Truck Driver-Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher-Penske Logistics
Truck Driver-Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher-Penske Logistics
07/16/2020
07/16/2020
$44,871
$44,871
07/16/2020
Yard Jockey)
Yard Jockey)
07/16/2020
07/16/2020
$31,827
$31,827
07/16/2020