The average pay for a Route Driver is $15.70 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Route Driver, Driver, Class A CDL, and hazmat. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$24,721 - $60,390
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MEDIAN: $40,459
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$10.39 - $21.53
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,721 - $60,390  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $3,938  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $24,832  
Commission
$618 - $30,100  
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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$23,802 - $57,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $21.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$15.27 - $34.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$350.00 - $3,938  
   
Commission
$618 - $30,100  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $24,832  
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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$23,802 - $57,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,069

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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

  • Responsible for assigned pick-up and delivery routes.
  • Comply with all applicable safety procedures related to driving and vehicle maintenance.
  • Keep accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets.
  • Maintain professional relationships with existing and potential customers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,947

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Route Driver Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Route Driver

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Route Driver
up arrow 32%

Driver
up arrow 26%

Class A CDL
up arrow 19%

hazmat
up arrow 14%

Merchandising
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 10%

CDL
up arrow 7%


Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 4%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 4%


National Average
$37,000


Field Sales
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Driving
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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