Delivery Driver Salary

A Delivery Driver earns an average wage of $12.58 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are delivery driver, CDL, and hazmat. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$23,349 - $65,058
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,026
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$8.25 - $20.05
(Median)
$8
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,349 - $65,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $4,637  
Commission
$295.90 - $25,855  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,678 - $51,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 681
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $20.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $9.58  
Overtime
$12.03 - $33.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
   
Commission
$295.90 - $25,855  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $4,637  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,678 - $51,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,174

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Job Description for Delivery Driver

The primary role of a delivery driver is transportation. Delivery drivers typically operate a vehicle of some sort to deliver goods and other items to customers, clients, or other businesses. They are usually tasked with loading products into their vehicle as well. Delivery drivers generally spend a limited amount of time at the actual job site and more time commuting between their headquarters and delivery locations. Most of the work day is spent in a vehicle, with some loading time inside or outside depending on the company. The work is largely mental, with some physical elements interspersed.

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Delivery Driver Tasks

  • Document route, deliveries, payments, maintenance and other information.
  • Safely and accurately deliver goods, receiving payments and answering questions If required.
  • Check invoices to stock delivery van in order of best route to a series of deliveries.
  • Maintain a clean and safe vehicle.

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Delivery Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Delivery Driver?

Delivery Driver in Lakewood:
"Spend A Lot Of Time On My Own. Have To Be Self Propelled."
Pros: Its independent and I love taking care of the customers. You meet alot of nice people.
Cons: Sometimes traffic is terrible, some deliveries are a long drive.

Delivery Driver in New Holland:
"Hard Physical Labor."
Pros: I work independently. I'm on the road most of the work day.
Cons: I have to lift and maneuver heavy furniture a hundred pounds or more up and down flights of stairs, in/out of homes and around in the store.

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Experience Affects Delivery Driver Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Delivery Driver Salaries

delivery driver
up arrow 29%

CDL
up arrow 26%

hazmat
up arrow 23%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$30,000

forklift
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Driving
up arrow 5%

up arrow 8%

Driver
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 706 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 40%