The average income of an ice cream truck owner

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The average income of an ice cream truck owner
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According to MSNBC, the Philadelphia-based International Association of Ice Cream Vendors claims that the ice cream truck industry is doing as well as ever. Drivers' salaries can vary with different company policies.

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According to, the average salary for an ice cream truck driver job is £16,250. MSBC reports that some drivers take home 35 per cent of their daily sales but spend about £7 on daily truck rental fees. There are also gas costs.

Unlimited Income Potential

The ice cream business can be recession-proof because ice cream is extremely popular in the United States. If a driver is self-employed, he can set his own hours and relish in unlimited income potential. However, steady locations are important when it comes to making a consistent income.


There are various expenses in the ice cream truck business, especially associated with those who are just beginning. Initial costs include ice cream inventory, a freezer, licenses, fees, permits and insurance.


Most ice cream truck drivers should have a tolerant nature toward children. Children primarily purchase ice cream from ice cream trucks and selling them your products daily or weekly can provide great joy to them. However, a driver with an unpleasant demeanour can scare children away, and that can affect revenue.

Fun Fact

According to MSNBC, a taco-shaped chocolate ice cream cone that can't be found in regular stores is a strong seller. Obscure flavours such as chilli-powder-flavoured ice cream are not long lasting because they do not apeal to children.

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