Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

For Pizza Delivery Drivers, hourly average wages total $7.57 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $5.98 per hour, and the top verges on $9.44. The specific employer and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, less than one-tenth enjoy medical and dental coverage, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance, as well. Male Pizza Delivery Drivers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$10,840 - $24,134
(Median)
$11K
$17K
$24K
MEDIAN: $16,550
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$5.98 - $9.44
(Median)
$6
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$10,840 - $24,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $54.81  
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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$14,278 - $23,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.98 - $9.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68 - $6.67  
Overtime
$0.00 - $12.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $54.81  
   
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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$14,278 - $23,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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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Pizza Delivery Drivers do not often transition into Software Engineer roles. The role averages $66K per year. When Pizza Delivery Drivers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Restaurant General Managers or Graphic Artists & Designers. Those roles pay an additional $28K and $18K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver


Employees of Domino's Pizza can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $19K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $13K to $23K.

Pizzahut offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $16K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $13K to $23K.


Typical Pizza Delivery Drivers report a focused set of job skills. Food Preparation and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $18K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $19K. On average, Pizza Delivery Drivers make $19K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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
$18,000


Skills That Affect Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries

Food Preparation
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Customer Service
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National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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