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Delivery Driver Salary (United States)

A Delivery Driver earns an average wage of $12.51 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are delivery driver and CDL. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Delivery Driver Salary (?
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$23,226 - $64,581
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MEDIAN: $37,658
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Delivery Driver Salary (?
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$8.28 - $20.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,226 - $64,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,473  
Profit Sharing
$8.00 - $9,826  
Commission
$290.87 - $26,948  
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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$18,676 - $51,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $20.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29 - $9.32  
Overtime
$11.92 - $33.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,473  
   
Commission
$290.87 - $26,948  
Profit Sharing
$8.00 - $9,826  
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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$18,676 - $51,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,717
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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.

Common Career Paths for Delivery Driver

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Pay by Experience Level for Delivery Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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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
$29,000

Skills That Affect Delivery Driver Salaries

delivery driver
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CDL
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Jobsite Delivery
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Driver/Core Development
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Customer Relations
0%
National Average
$29,000
Customer Service
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Driving
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Safety Compliance
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Driver
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 621 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 39%