Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

An average Pizza Delivery Driver in the United States can expect to take home roughly $7.46 per hour. Pay generally varies between $5.97 per hour and $9.17. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Less than five percent have medical and dental plans, and 1 percent have vision insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Pizza Delivery Drivers (81 percent) who took the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,745 - $23,489

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$5.97 - $9.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$11,745 - $23,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1.30  
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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$14,131 - $22,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.97 - $9.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.95 - $6.89  
Overtime
$0.00 - $12.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1.30  
   
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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$14,131 - $22,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Job Description for Pizza Delivery Driver

Pizza Delivery Drivers are individuals who are highly motivated and able to work unsupervised for long periods of time. A Pizza Delivery Driver's daily activities include delivering pizzas and other ordered items to customers. Delivery drivers are responsible for taking and processing orders made over the phone and online via the restaurant's website. In periods of downtime, Delivery Drivers will be responsible for helping out in-store staff members.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Tasks

  • Assist customers with any food order questions in the store.
  • Take food orders over the phone and enter orders in the cash register.
  • Prepare different ingredients used to make the food.
  • Deliver food orders to customers' residences.
  • Clean all food preparation areas and dishes.

Common Career Paths for Pizza Delivery Driver


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While Pizza Delivery Drivers do not often become Software Engineers, the job pays $66K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Pizza Delivery Driver involves becoming a Restaurant General Manager or a Graphic Artist & Designer, roles that pay $28K more and $18K more on average.

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With a median salary of $18K, Papa John's Pizza offers Pizza Delivery Drivers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $15K and are capped at $21K.

With a median salary of only $16K, Pizzahut pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $12K to $22K isn't that wide, either.


Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $17K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $19K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $19K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pizza Delivery Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Pizza Delivery Driver at Papa John's Pizza?

Pizza Delivery Driver in Ohio:
"Great Place To Work."
Pros: Good tips, laid back atmosphere, good hours.
Cons: Tips are far and few between, rushed days can be hectic, not allowed to grow facial hair.

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Experience Affects Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$17,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 5% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 93%
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