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Pizza Delivery Driver Salary (United States)

Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $7.41 per hour. Compensation ranges between $5.85 per hour and $8.74. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Less than one in ten report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and 1 percent collect vision insurance. In this field, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Pizza Delivery Drivers are male. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals in this role do not enjoy their work. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Pizza Delivery Driver Salary (?
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$11,400 - $24,000
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$5.85 - $8.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$8K$16K$24K
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$11,400 - $24,000  
   
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$0.00 - $177.39  
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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$13,936 - $21,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
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$5.85 - $8.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $6.63  
Overtime
$0.30 - $12.38  
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$0$10K$20K$30K
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$0.00 - $177.39  
   
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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$13,936 - $21,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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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It's not very common for Pizza Delivery Drivers to move on to become Software Engineers. Typical pay for a Software Engineer is $65K annually. Pizza Delivery Drivers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Restaurant General Managers or Graphic Artists & Designers. The median paychecks in those roles are $28K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

Pizza Delivery Driver Job Listings

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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 $22K.
The pay scale is far from balanced at Domino's Pizza. While salaries on one end can reach $23K, the company's median pay sits at $16K, the lowest in the field. Also approaching the lower end is Pizzahut.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $17K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $19K. On average, Pizza Delivery Drivers make $18K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $18K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise slightly less than a third, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

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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Experienced
up arrow 7%
Late-Career
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National Average
$17,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 2 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
31%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 6% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 93%