Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States take home approximately $7.45 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $5.98 per hour to $9.16. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (81 percent) of Pizza Delivery Drivers who answered the questionnaire are male. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Less than five percent have medical and dental plans, and 1 percent have vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,720 - $23,672
(Median)
$12K
$17K
$24K
MEDIAN: $16,776
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$5.98 - $9.16
(Median)
$6
$7
$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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$14,183 - $22,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.98 - $9.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96 - $6.83  
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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$14,183 - $22,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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 see a rise in pay. The median salary for Software Engineers is $66K 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


Although salaries only range from $15K to just $21K, Papa John's Pizza still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $18K.

Although Pizzahut hands out the lowest average salary in town at $16K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $12K or as much as $22K.


Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $17K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $19K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $19K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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National Average
$17,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
49%
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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