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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 earn

$16-$18 per hour

More experienced tow truck operators can earn

$18-$26 per hour

Source: Auto Salvage, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a tow truck operator are good due to a high turnover of workers.
Shane Eager getting a car onto a trailer

Tow truck operators tow vehicles that need to be moved from their location

Last updated 2 February 2018