How Much Does a Monster Truck Driver Get Paid?

Monster truck driving is an exciting and dangerous job that pays well. Drivers of these giant machines compete in events all over the world, thrilling fans with stunts and jumps. But how much do monster truck drivers get paid?

The amount of money a monster truck driver earns depends on several factors, such as the size of the event, the type of competition, and the driver’s experience and skill level. The more experienced and skilled a driver is, the better his or her pay will be.

At larger events like Monster Jam and Grave Digger, drivers can earn up to $20,000 for each performance. These events usually involve multiple trucks competing in a variety of tasks such as jumps, wheelies, donuts, and other stunts. Drivers also have to show off their driving skills to impress both judges and fans alike.

Smaller shows typically pay less than Monster Jam or Grave Digger events because they don’t draw as large of crowds or require as much skill from the drivers. However, even at smaller shows, drivers can still earn up to $10,000 per performance if they are experienced enough.

Monster truck drivers also make money from sponsorships and endorsements from various companies that are associated with monster trucking. These sponsorships can range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the driver’s popularity and success in competitions.

Finally, some monster truck drivers also make money by selling merchandise such as t-shirts or hats at events they attend or online through their own websites. This additional income can help supplement their income from driving performances and endorsements.

In conclusion, how much a monster truck driver gets paid depends on several factors including experience level, event size/type, endorsements/sponsorships received and merchandise sales. At larger events like Monster Jam or Grave Digger drivers can earn up to $20k per performance while smaller shows typically pay less but skilled drivers can still make up to $10k per performance plus additional income through endorsements/sponsorships and merchandise sales.

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Stephen Dunn