Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States take home approximately $7.44 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $5.96 per hour and $9.15. The company and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Pizza Delivery Drivers are male. Fewer than one in twenty receive medical and dental insurance and 1 percent get vision plans. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,720 - $23,672
(Median)
$12K
$17K
$24K
MEDIAN: $16,776
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$5.96 - $9.15
(Median)
$6
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$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$11,720 - $23,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1.14  
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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$14,116 - $22,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.96 - $9.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96 - $6.85  
Overtime
$0.00 - $12.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1.14  
   
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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$14,116 - $22,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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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Pizza Delivery Drivers do not often transition into Software Engineer roles. The role averages $65K per year. A common career progression for a Pizza Delivery Driver is to become a Restaurant General Manager or a Graphic Artist & Designer. Compared to Pizza Delivery Drivers, the first group earns $28K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver


Pay for Pizza Delivery Drivers is best at Papa John's Pizza, which offers a median salary of $18K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $15K to $21K.

For Pizza Delivery Drivers, below-average salaries can be found at Pizzahut; in fact, average earnings are around $16K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($12K versus $22K) is great.


Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $17K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $19K. Pizza Delivery Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $19K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

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National Average
$17,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 5% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 94%
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