Owner Operator Driver salary in United States

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

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Most common benefits

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The average salary for a owner operator driver is $295,967 per year in the United States. 64.9k salaries reported, updated at January 17, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Highest paying cities for Owner Operator Drivers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $403,204 per year
    1379 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $298,653 per year
    219 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $265,670 per year
    469 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $261,809 per year
    841 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $254,754 per year
    447 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $249,647 per year
    543 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $242,067 per year
    918 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $238,397 per year
    985 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $237,986 per year
    497 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
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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

  • 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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