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Wrecker Operator Salary

$44,040 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$1,057

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Wrecker Operator is $44,040 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wrecker Operator is between $32,706 and $53,450. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Wrecker 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.
Wrecker Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job family population: 1,800,330

Estimated population of Wrecker Operator jobs: 75,866

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,054
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Wrecker Operator Job Listings for United States

Tow Truck Operator and Wrecker
Dec 11
San Jose, CA, USA
Barcelos Towing Svc
Full time & Part Time Tow Truck Driver & Wrecker openings * Must have clean D.M.V Printout * Must be 23 + years (insurance requirement) * Require to pass a background check as well as passing life ...
Class A Driver - Heavy Machine Operator
Dec 4
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tim Greenleaf Engineering
... wrecking and wall backfilling. Company has been in business for almost 20 years. Please call to make an appointment at 714-847-2700.
PARTS DISMANTLER
Nov 22
Shelton, WA, USA
All West Coast Auto Wrecking
COM Company Description Locally owned, family operated wrecking yard, in business over 26 years now. We have a large inventory, domestic and foreign, cars, vans, trucks of all types. 26 acres and ...
Construction Worker / Laborer
Dec 11
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Archis Technologies
... wrecking, stripping, dismantling and handling concrete forms and false work. · operating concrete conveyors, motorized wheelbarrows or buggies or machines of similar character, · hooking on ...
CDL-A Flatbed Company Driver - $1K Sign-On Bonus
Nov 21
Miller Truck Lines
About Miller Truck Lines Miller Truck Lines is family owned and operated by James and Bonnie Miller ... wrecker service. We pride ourselves on maintaining our diversified status to better serve our ...

The average pay for a Wrecker Operator is $44,040 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wrecker Operator is between $32,706 and $53,450. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Wrecker 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 and Wrecker
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Full time & Part Time Tow Truck Driver & Wrecker openings * Must have clean D.M.V Printout * Must be 23 + years (insurance requirement) * Require to pass a background check as well as passing life ...
Class A Driver - Heavy Machine Operator
Dec 4
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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... wrecking and wall backfilling. Company has been in business for almost 20 years. Please call to make an appointment at 714-847-2700.
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