Pizza Delivery Driver Salary (United States)

Pay for Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States is typically around $7.41 per hour. Compensation starts at $5.85 per hour and can reach $8.74. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; 6 percent receive both medical and dental insurance and 1 percent get vision plans. Men account for the majority of Pizza Delivery Drivers—81 percent to be exact. The majority of workers in this position feel that job satisfaction is low. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Pizza Delivery Driver Salary (?
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$11,400 - $24,000
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MEDIAN: $16,899
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$5.85 - $8.74
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National Salary Data

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$11,400 - $24,000  
   
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$0.00 - $177.39  
Total Pay (?
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$13,936 - $21,687  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$5.85 - $8.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $6.63  
Overtime
$0.30 - $12.38  
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$0.00 - $177.39  
   
Total Pay (?
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$13,936 - $21,687  
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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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While not commonly seen, Pizza Delivery Drivers who transition into a Software Engineer position may earn an additional $48K per year. When Pizza Delivery Drivers are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Restaurant General Managers or Graphic Designers, where they can expect an additional $28K or $18,594 per year.

Pizza Delivery Driver Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver

Though highest salaries can be found at Papa John's Pizza—median pay is $18,296—there is little variability in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15,435 and reaching $22K.
Though lagging the field in terms of compensation—Domino's Pizza offers the lowest median salary at $16,311—pay within the company still varies considerably, starting at $12,848 and reaching $23K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Pizzahut at $16,600, and Pizza Hut, Inc. where $16,802 is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $16,663 range but grow to $18,736 after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $18,134. After two decades in the field, Pizza Delivery Drivers continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $18,076. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise about a third, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

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
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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%
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