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Tow Truck Operator Salary

$44,031 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$1,057

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Tow Truck Operator is $44,031 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tow Truck Operator is between $32,699 and $53,439. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tow Truck Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Drives tow truck to move motor vehicles damaged by accident, stalled, or ticketed by police for traffic violation.
  • Receives call or is dispatched to location by repair garage, automobile association, or police department by radio or telephone.
  • Attaches anti-sway bar to vehicle by means of cable, chains, or other grappling devices, and hoists one end of vehicle, using hand or powered winch, then tows vehicle to repair garage or to police department's impounding area.
  • Requires a commercial driver's license.
Tow Truck Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job family population: 1,800,330

Estimated population of Tow Truck Operator jobs: 75,866

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,044
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Tow Truck Operator Job Listings for United States

Tow Truck Operator
Nov 19
San Jose, CA, USA
BBSI
Tow Truck Operator (South Bay/East Bay) BONUS AVAILABLE!! We are looking for a tow truck driver that is willing to be a part of a small hard-working team of towing professionals, that provides ...
Tow Truck Operator
Nov 18
Saint Louis, MO, USA
ASSET TOWING & RECOVERY SERVICE LLC
I say operator because we are not just looking for a driver are a pulse with driving privileges ... Candidates must know the meaning of on time and punctual, truck cleanliness and accuracy with ...
Tow Truck Driver
Dec 4
New Berlin, WI, USA
Rays Towing
Full-time & Part-time We are expanding and looking for experienced AND non-experienced Tow Truck Operators for several shifts. If you love towing, we have a position for you. We have no shortage of ...
Auto Technician / Tow Truck Driver
Dec 3
Dorchester, WI, USA
Countyline Automotive
We are seeking an Auto Technician/Tow Truck Driver to join our team ... You will be responsible for safely operating towing equipment. Responsibilities: * Able to ...
Tow Truck Driver
Nov 20
San Jose, CA, USA
Morris&Sons Towing
compensation: $20-30 PH DOE + VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE BONUS PROGRAM Tow Truck Operator San Jose HIRING BONUS AVAILABLE!! We are looking for people that are willing to be a part of a hard working team ...

The average pay for a Tow Truck Operator is $44,031 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tow Truck Operator is between $32,699 and $53,439. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tow Truck Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Tow Truck Operator
Nov 18
Saint Louis, MO, USA
ASSET TOWING & RECOVERY SERVICE LLC
I say operator because we are not just looking for a driver are a pulse with driving privileges ... Candidates must know the meaning of on time and punctual, truck cleanliness and accuracy with ...
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