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Owner operator driver salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a owner operator driver is $146,697 per year in the United States. 53.1k salaries reported, updated at October 4, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Owner Operator Drivers in United States

  1. Dana Transport
    90 reviews6 salaries reported
    $546,548per year
  2. $402,527per year
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Highest paying cities for Owner Operator Drivers near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $159,384 per year
    759 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $154,329 per year
    678 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $152,966 per year
    568 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $150,315 per year
    418 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $149,987 per year
    692 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $149,749 per year
    170 salaries reported
  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $144,831 per year
    494 salaries reported
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
    $144,455 per year
    144 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $142,846 per year
    284 salaries reported
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Where can an Owner Operator Driver earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Owner Operator Drivers

Top skills
Roll Off Truck
Top licenses
Tanker Endorsement
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
5 jobs305
63 jobs3,597
124 jobs8,023
4 jobs4
9 jobs101
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Most common benefits for Owner Operator Drivers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free parking
  • Fuel card
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Lease purchase program
  • Life insurance
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid time off
  • Paid toll fees
  • Paid training
  • Passenger ride along program
  • Pet rider program
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 12,608 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Truck Driver

362,440 job openings

Average $71,591 per year

Driver (Independent Contractor)

15,285 job openings

Average $81,628 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Owner Operator Driver

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