Route Driver Salary

The average pay for a Route Driver is $14.78 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Route Driver, CDL, hazmat, and Driver. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$24,535 - $58,612
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,282
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$10.00 - $20.35
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,535 - $58,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,311  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $3,878  
Commission
$606 - $35,479  
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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$22,619 - $53,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$14.29 - $31.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,311  
   
Commission
$606 - $35,479  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $3,878  
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).
)
$22,619 - $53,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001
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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.

Common Career Paths for Route Driver


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Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver

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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Route Driver
up arrow 38%

CDL
up arrow 25%

hazmat
up arrow 25%

Driver
up arrow 10%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 9%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Driving
up arrow 5%

Field Sales
up arrow 8%

Merchandising
up arrow 12%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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