Route Driver Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Route Driver is $14.38 per hour. A skill in Jobsite Delivery is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Route Driver Salary (?
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$24,819 - $56,153
(Median)
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56K
MEDIAN: $36,625
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Route Driver Salary (?
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$9.99 - $20.10
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,819 - $56,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $5,960  
Commission
$3,490 - $36,065  
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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$22,460 - $52,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$13.86 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Commission
$3,490 - $36,065  
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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$22,460 - $52,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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

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

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
up arrow 85%
St. Louis
up arrow 32%
Indianapolis
up arrow 21%
Atlanta
up arrow 17%
New York
up arrow 4%
Houston
up arrow 3%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 3%
San Antonio
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
San Diego
up arrow 4%
Austin
up arrow 5%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 10%
Tulsa
up arrow 10%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 11%
Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%
Customer Service
0%
National Average
$35,000
Driving
up arrow 4%
Driver/Core Development
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 31%