How much does a Owner Operator make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$73,785 /yr
Average Base Pay

895 salaries

$35K

Low

$74K

Average

$154K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Owner Operator is $73,785 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Owner Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 895 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Owner Operator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Owner Operator$73,785 /yr
L3
Owner Operator III$74,910 /yr
L4
Owner Operator IV$74,910 /yr
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Ryder System
3.5

Ryder System

Owner Operator

$74,613

 /yr
Range: $68K - $93K
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$68K

$93K

$68,115 - $92,803 Range

Pilot Flying J
3.4

Pilot Flying J

Owner Operator

$65,140

 /yr
Range: $61K - $72K

$61K

$72K

$60,653 - $71,571 Range

Republic Services
3.6

Republic Services

Owner Operator

$80,949

 /yr
Range: $77K - $95K

$77K

$95K

$76,790 - $94,850 Range

Forward Air
2.7

Forward Air

Owner Operator

$64,242

 /yr
Range: $62K - $117K

$62K

$117K

$62,178 - $116,523 Range

United Rentals
3.9

United Rentals

Owner Operator

$73,714

 /yr
Range: $69K - $84K

$69K

$84K

$69,455 - $84,491 Range

Lipari Foods
3.2

Lipari Foods

Owner Operator

$50,057

 /yr
Range: $48K - $53K

$48K

$53K

$47,842 - $52,821 Range

Landstar
3.9

Landstar

Owner Operator

$78,081

 /yr
Range: $73K - $161K

$73K

$161K

$73,155 - $161,315 Range

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Americold Logistics
3.1

Americold Logistics

Owner Operator

$44,798

 /yr
Range: $42K - $49K

$42K

$49K

$41,792 - $49,439 Range

Ashley Furniture
3.4

Ashley Furniture

Owner Operator

$64,600

 /yr
Range: $60K - $69K

$60K

$69K

$60,330 - $68,641 Range

Sunstate Equipment
3.7

Sunstate Equipment

Owner Operator

$73,796

 /yr
Range: $69K - $84K

$69K

$84K

$69,245 - $84,289 Range

Holland
3.4

Holland

Owner Operator

$64,075

 /yr
Range: $62K - $66K

$62K

$66K

$62,168 - $66,207 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Owner Operator

$51,465

 /yr
Range: $21K - $129K

$21K

$129K

$20,674 - $129,487 Range

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
4.4

Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society

Owner Operator

$63,995

 /yr
Range: $19K - $107K

$19K

$107K

$19,237 - $106,517 Range

DART Center
4.2

DART Center

Owner Operator

$67,471

 /yr
Range: $65K - $72K

$65K

$72K

$64,642 - $71,976 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Owner Operator

$100,000

 /yr
Range: $31K - $288K

$31K

$288K

$30,711 - $288,000 Range

Koch Trucking
4.2

Koch Trucking

Owner Operator

$72,289

 /yr
Range: $68K - $96K

$68K

$96K

$67,797 - $96,022 Range

Praxair
3.3

Praxair

Owner Operator

$75,797

 /yr
Range: $71K - $85K

$71K

$85K

$71,225 - $84,574 Range

Dr Pepper Snapple Group
3

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Owner Operator

$67,971

 /yr
Range: $65K - $76K

$65K

$76K

$64,923 - $75,761 Range

Watkins & Shepard Trucking
3.5

Watkins & Shepard Trucking

Owner Operator

$57,534

 /yr
Range: $53K - $63K

$53K

$63K

$53,024 - $63,422 Range

Nestlé USA
4.1

Nestlé USA

Owner Operator

$76,892

 /yr
Range: $74K - $84K

$74K

$84K

$73,529 - $83,515 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Owner Operator salaries

The national average salary for an Owner Operator is $73,785 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Owner Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 895 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Owner Operator employees.

The highest salary for an Owner Operator in United States is $154,475 per year.

The lowest salary for an Owner Operator in United States is $35,243 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent owner operator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$100,000
per year
A Franchise Owner in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
An Owner in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
An Owner Operator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
An Owner Operator in the Asheville, NC Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Asheville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
An Owner in the Brookings, OR Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brookings, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private