A Delivery Driver earns an average wage of $13.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are hazmat, CDL, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$24,113 - $64,758
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$24K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,893
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$8.47 - $20.35
(Median)
$8
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,113 - $64,758  
   
Bonus
$132.83 - $4,577  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $11,920  
Commission
$20.27 - $20,135  
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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$19,219 - $52,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,069
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $8.49  
Overtime
$13.88 - $33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$132.83 - $4,577  
   
Commission
$20.27 - $20,135  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $11,920  
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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$19,219 - $52,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,641
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,108

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Delivery Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Delivery Driver?

Delivery Driver in Chicago:
"If you like time alone and driving be a driver."
Pros: Time alone, working at my own pace, freedom to plan my routes, and being home daily.
Cons: Bad drivers and dealing with impatient customers.

Delivery Driver in Memphis:
"Express delivery."
Pros: I enjoy administering customer service and helping individuals as best I can. I enjoy the work environment due to exceptional teamwork.
Cons: The pay rate. I also do not enjoy rude customers.

Delivery Driver in Lima:
"As a delivery driver ...."
Pros: I enjoy day hours. Also I enjoy bringing people or goods to their destination or picking up people or products.
Cons: I dislike tight time constraints.I also dislike ambiguous instructions.

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
$31,000


Skills That Affect Delivery Driver Salaries

hazmat
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CDL
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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forklift
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Customer Relations
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Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
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National Average
$31,000

Jobsite Delivery
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Customer Service
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Driver/Core Development
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delivery driver
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Driver
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Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 692 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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