How Much Does a Monster Truck Driver Make?

A Monster Truck driver is a professional stunt driver who operates specially designed vehicles for shows and competitions. Monster Trucks are built for stunt driving and are designed with oversized wheels and powerful engines that give them the ability to crush smaller vehicles.

Monster Truck drivers come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from professional racing drivers to stunt drivers, mechanical engineers, and sometimes even hobbyists. They typically start their careers in smaller shows until they work their way up to larger events such as Monster Jam, which is one of the most popular monster truck events in the world.

The job of a Monster Truck driver involves more than just driving the trucks; they must also maintain and repair the trucks after each show or competition. This requires knowledge of vehicle mechanics as well as an understanding of safety regulations. In addition, some Monster Truck drivers may be required to perform stunts such as donuts (spinning the truck in circles) or jumps during shows.

Monster Truck drivers are usually paid on a per-show basis, with pay varying depending on experience level and company policy. According to PayScale, the average salary for a Monster Truck driver ranges from $30,000 to $70,000 per year. Drivers at higher levels may make up to six figures annually.


At an average salary range between $30,000 and $70,000 per year, becoming a Monster Truck driver can be a lucrative career choice for those who are passionate about driving and have experience with mechanical engineering. With additional training and experience, some drivers can earn up to six figures annually.

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Stephen Dunn