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Truck Driver Tow Truck Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,604 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Truck Driver Tow Truck is $46,604 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Truck Driver Tow Truck is between $34,610 and $56,562. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Truck Driver Tow Truck. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Truck Driver Tow Truck Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job family population: 1,748,140

Estimated population of Truck Driver Tow Truck jobs: 73,667

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Truck Driver Tow Truck Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Tow Truck Driver/ Mechanical Apprentice
Jun 19
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Barnes Automotive and Truck Service
We are hiring for both Tow Truck Drivers and for Mechanical Apprentices For the Tow Truck Driver Position experience is a plus but is not required. As a tow truck driver your responsibilities could ...
Tow Truck Driver/ Relocator (SIGN ON BONUS)
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Contract Towing
We will help you obtain the proper drivers license, a Class "C", a CDL in not required. Here is what we offer: Paid Training, Professional Certifications, Newer Fully Equipped Trucks, Uniforms ...
Tow Truck Driver
Apr 30
New Lenox, IL, USA
Superior Towing
... Trucks, Uniforms, Respectable Atmosphere, Room for Advancement, Health Insurance Benefits, Paid Time Off, and the Top Pay in the industry. We will help you obtain the proper drivers license, a Class ...
Tow Truck Operator
May 25
Michigan City, IN, USA
Region Recovery Inc
We are seeking a Tow Truck Operator to join our team! You will be responsible for safely operating ... Must be able to pass background and drivers license test
Truck Driver - Earn up to $12k Sign-On + Fuel Surcharge on All Miles
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Specialized Transportation Inc
Our Owner Operator truck drivers and Lease Purchase truck drivers feel STI is a quality company with good pay, longevity, and many opportunities for advancement. For over 60 years, STI has been the ...
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