Route Driver Salary

The average pay for a Route Driver is $15.75 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Route Driver, hazmat, and Class A CDL. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$24,664 - $60,887
$25K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,298
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50%
90%

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$10.50 - $21.71
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,664 - $60,887  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $3,733  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $24,832  
Commission
$400.00 - $29,479  
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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$23,920 - $57,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $21.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$15.19 - $34.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$297.99 - $3,733  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $29,479  
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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$23,920 - $57,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,051

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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.

Common Career Paths for Route Driver


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Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver

Pay by Experience for a Route Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Route Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 810 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Route Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 394 salaries. An experienced Route Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 414 salaries. A Route Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 161 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,013

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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
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 173 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$37,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Route Driver
▲20%

hazmat
▲15%

Class A CDL
▲13%

Merchandising
▲10%

Customer Relations
▲10%


Field Sales
▲7%

CDL
▲6%

Jobsite Delivery
▲4%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲4%


Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Driver
▼16%

Driving
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%