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Due to the developing crisis, salaries are changing rapidly. Here is the average salary for Owner Operator Drivers in the United States since March 2020.

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How much does an Owner Operator Driver make in the United States?

70.5k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2021
per year

The average salary for a owner operator driver is $305,222 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Fuel discount
  • Referral program
  • Paid toll fees
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
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Most common benefits for Owner Operator Drivers

  • Fuel discount
  • Referral program
  • Paid toll fees
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
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Salary satisfaction

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65% of Owner operator drivers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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