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Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States take home an average $7.45 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $5.93 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $9.05. The company and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Fewer than one in twenty receive medical and dental insurance and 1 percent get vision plans. The vast majority of Pizza Delivery Drivers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$11,589 - $22,060
(Median)
$12K
$17K
$22K
MEDIAN: $17,141
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$5.93 - $9.05
(Median)
$5
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$11,589 - $22,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97.87  
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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$14,124 - $22,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.93 - $9.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.93 - $6.34  
Overtime
$0.00 - $12.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97.87  
   
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).
)
$14,124 - $22,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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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There are some Pizza Delivery Drivers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Software Engineers, where earnings are an average $65K annually. Restaurant General Managers or Graphic Artists & Designers are common next-step roles for Pizza Delivery Drivers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Restaurant General Managers is $29K higher on average, and it's $19K higher for Graphic Artists & Designers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver


Papa John's Pizza offers the best pay with a median salary of $18K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $15K and maxing out at just $22K.

Employees at Pizzahut take home the smallest paychecks, and $16K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $14K and quickly nearing the top at only $24K.


Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $17K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $19K. Pizza Delivery Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $19K. Pizza Delivery Drivers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$17,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 4% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 94%