Delivery Driver Salary

A Delivery Driver earns an average wage of $12.65 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CDL, delivery driver, and hazmat. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$23,611 - $64,503
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$65K
MEDIAN: $37,809
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$8.28 - $20.07
(Median)
$8
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,611 - $64,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,784  
Profit Sharing
$9.79 - $4,598  
Commission
$302.01 - $25,694  
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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$18,804 - $51,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $20.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36 - $9.09  
Overtime
$12.17 - $34.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,784  
   
Commission
$302.01 - $25,694  
Profit Sharing
$9.79 - $4,598  
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).
)
$18,804 - $51,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,586
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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

CDL
up arrow 27%

delivery driver
up arrow 25%

hazmat
up arrow 23%


Driving
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

forklift
up arrow 1%

Jobsite Delivery
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

up arrow 11%

Driver
up arrow 14%

Delivery
up arrow 16%

Inventory Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 715 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 40%
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