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Pizza Delivery Driver Salary

Median pay for Pizza Delivery Drivers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $7.46 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $5.92 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $9.08. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Pizza Delivery Drivers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Less than five percent report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and 1 percent collect vision insurance. Male Pizza Delivery Drivers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$11,675 - $21,802
(Median)
$12K
$17K
$22K
MEDIAN: $17,140
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$5.92 - $9.08
(Median)
$5
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$11,675 - $21,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98.26  
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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$14,066 - $22,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.92 - $9.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.94 - $6.60  
Overtime
$0.00 - $12.12  
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 - $98.26  
   
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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$14,066 - $22,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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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. Pizza Delivery Drivers typically move into roles as Restaurant General Managers or Graphic Artists & Designers, and those positions pay $29K more and $19K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Delivery Driver


Employees at Papa John's Pizza enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $19K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $15K and higher ones not far away at only $22K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $14K to just $24K — but Pizzahut offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $16K.


Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Delivery Driver

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $17K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $19K. Pizza Delivery Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $19K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 10%

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 9%

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
33%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
5%
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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