The average wage for a Route Driver is $14.43 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Route Driver Total Pay (?
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$24,935 - $55,778
(Median)
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46K
56K
MEDIAN: $36,657
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Route Driver Total Pay (?
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$10.01 - $20.01
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,935 - $55,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $5,960  
Commission
$5,500 - $15,000  
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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$22,932 - $52,693  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $20.01  
   
Overtime
$13.80 - $30.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Commission
$5,500 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $5,960  
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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$22,932 - $52,693  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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Job Description for Route Driver
Route drivers complete tasks along a specific route designated by their organization. Examples of routes performed in this position include waste collection, shuttle drivers, sales, and customer service. The duties of a route driver may vary from company to company, and these professionals may use a company or personal vehicle depending on their organization.
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Route Driver Tasks
  • Keep accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets.
  • Maintain professional relationships with existing and potential customers.
  • Responsible for assigned pick-up and delivery routes.
  • Comply with all applicable safety procedures related to driving and vehicle maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Oklahoma City
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San Antonio
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National Average
$35,000
Portland
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Dallas
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Tulsa
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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 9%
Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Driving
up arrow 5%
Driver/Core Development
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 30%
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