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Tow truck driver salary in United States

How much does a Tow Truck Driver make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $18.99
Low $11.35
High $31.78
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a tow truck driver is $18.99 per hour in the United States. 3.6k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Tow Truck Drivers in United States

  1. Denny's Towing
    6 reviews8 salaries reported
    $26.58per hour
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Highest paying cities for Tow Truck Drivers near United States

  1. Milwaukee, WI
    $20.11 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $19.71 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $19.45 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $19.30 per hour
    46 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $18.31 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $17.62 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $17.37 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $15.13 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $11.59 per hour
    52 salaries reported
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Where can a Tow Truck Driver earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Tow Truck Drivers

Most recommended license


(earn +45.87% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 20.29% since 2018. Tow Truck Drivers with this license earn +45.87% more than the average base salary, which is $18.99 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201277increase by 77
2013384increase by 398.70%
2014937increase by 144.01%
2015557decrease by 40.55%
2016586increase by 5.21%
2017443decrease by 24.40%
2018557increase by 25.73%
2019444decrease by 20.29%

Top companies hiring Tow Truck Drivers on Indeed

786 Towing LLC
Evergreen Towing LLC
Bunkys Heavy Towing LLC
Virginia Towing
Compass Towing & Auto Repair LLC
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
194 jobs234
44 jobs98
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Most common benefits for Tow Truck Drivers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,442 ratings

42% of Tow Truck 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?


Job openings

Average $18.23 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Tow Truck Driver

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