Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States can expect wages of $7.80 per hour on average. The company and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Pizza Delivery Drivers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Around one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$11,720 - $35,508
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$36K
MEDIAN: $18,788
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$6.10 - $10.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,720 - $35,508  
   
Bonus
$15.00  
Total Pay (?
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$14,480 - $25,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$6.10 - $10.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63 - $7.50  
Overtime
$4.93 - $17.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$15.00  
   
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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$14,480 - $25,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Pizza Delivery Driver


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Though some Pizza Delivery Drivers move into positions like Software Engineer (where the average salary is $66K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $27K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver


Domino's Pizza pays the most with a median salary of $20K, though there is little variation overall ($15K to $24K).

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $19K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $19K. Pizza Delivery Drivers bring in $19K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $21K.

Pizza Delivery Driver Reviews

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

Pizza Delivery Driver in Tyler:
"Being a delivery driver for papa johns."
Pros: Tips ,I enjoy leaving with some cash and a pizza.Its a great environment to work in, everyone is happy and helpful if you don't understand how to do things.
Cons: The wear and tear on your vehicle ,and little pay.

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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Key Stats for Pizza Delivery Driver

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$19,000

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Skills That Affect Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries


Food Preparation
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National Average
$19,000

Driver/Core Development
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Driving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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