The average pay for a Route Driver is $15.66 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Driver, Route Driver, Class A CDL, hazmat, and CDL. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$24,481 - $59,831
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,440
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$10.32 - $21.45
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$10
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,481 - $59,831  
   
Bonus
$375.00 - $3,869  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$582 - $29,900  
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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$23,636 - $57,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $21.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$15.17 - $34.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$375.00 - $3,869  
   
Commission
$582 - $29,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,636 - $57,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,033
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,774

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Route Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Route Driver?

Route Driver in Los Angeles:
Pros: Being more or less on my own most of the and not be tied to a desk and the Felix ability of the job schedule.
Cons: Sometimes when the traffic is bad and trying to stay on schedule.

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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 37%

Route Driver
up arrow 32%

Class A CDL
up arrow 19%

hazmat
up arrow 14%

CDL
up arrow 13%

Merchandising
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 4%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

Driving
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Field Sales
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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