Delivery Driver Salary (United States)

A Delivery Driver earns an average wage of $12.39 per hour. A skill in CDL is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Delivery Driver Total Pay (?
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$22,452 - $64,186
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MEDIAN: $36,914
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Delivery Driver Total Pay (?
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$8.24 - $20.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,452 - $64,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,424  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$160.00 - $31,000  
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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$18,587 - $52,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,775
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $20.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $9.59  
Overtime
$12.01 - $34.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,424  
   
Commission
$160.00 - $31,000  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $10,000  
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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$18,587 - $52,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,775
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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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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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National Average
$29,000
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Delivery Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Delivery Driver?
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

CDL
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Jobsite Delivery
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Driver/Core Development
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Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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$29,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 560 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 39%
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