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Tow Truck Operator

Kaitaraiwa Taraka

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Tow truck operators drive and operate trucks to tow vehicles that have broken down, been damaged or illegally parked.


Tow truck drivers with one to two years' experience usually earn

$19-$25 per hour

Experienced tow truck operators usually earn

$25-$35 per hour

Source: ACE Towing, Auto Salvage, and Careers Directorate – Tertiary Education Commission research, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a tow truck operator are good due to high turnover and growing demand.
Tow truck driver prepares to move a vehicle from a crash site

A tow truck operator removes a car from a crash site (Photo: Auto Salvage)

Last updated 18 September 2018