Tow Truck Driver salary in United States

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

3k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a tow truck driver is $17.09 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Family leave
  • Health savings account
  • Wellness program
  • AD&D insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for tow truck drivers

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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 $17.09 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%

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Most common benefits for Tow Truck Drivers

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Family leave
  • Health savings account
  • Wellness program
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Vision insurance
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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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