Men make up the majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States, bringing in about $15.34 per hour. Total incomes of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $24K and $60K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,921 - $71,382
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$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,578
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$10.81 - $22.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,921 - $71,382  
   
Bonus
$305.59 - $4,987  
Profit Sharing
$559 - $7,973  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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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$23,818 - $59,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $22.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.85  
Overtime
$15.82 - $33.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$305.59 - $4,987  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$559 - $7,973  
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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$23,818 - $59,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,636

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Job Description for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

Truck drivers are typically required to be 21 years of age or older and have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license. Most positions require a minimum of 25,000 miles driving a tractor-trailer vehicle and no more than 2 minor moving violations over the course of a three-year period, and applicants must also be able to pass an extensive criminal and employment background check in addition to physical agility and drug-screening tests.

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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Tasks

  • Drive a light truck or van to receive or deliver goods.
  • May require loading or unloading of vehicle.
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


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Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Going from Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver to Tractor-Trailer Driver is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $43K. Many others choose to work as Delivery Drivers, where pay is typically $30K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), FedEx Freight, Sysco Food Services, and The Home Depot Inc. Although United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $60K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $31K to $93K. Other leaders in compensation levels are FedEx Freight at $57K, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) at $48K, and Sysco Food Services, where Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers annually earn $44K.

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., PepsiCo Inc, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($33K, $36K, and $38K respectively).

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Driving, and HAZMAT are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 22 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift, Fork lift, and Jobsite Delivery. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Customer Relations and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

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


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers make a median salary of $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,330

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For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+23 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Denver (+18 percent), and Tampa (+17 percent). Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Jacksonville earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (11 percent less) and Philadelphia (1 percent less).

Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services?

Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services in Houston:
"I get to meet new people and go to new places."
Pros: I watch the jobs grow from ground up. I also see what it takes to build buildings and how water works in them.
Cons: People on the road that drive crazy.

Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services in New York:
Pros: What I like most about the job is the liberty to roam around and not be at a standstill for 8 hours.
Cons: Usually always occupied and work late hours.

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Key Stats for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Driving
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Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
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CDL
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National Average
$36,000



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Fork lift
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forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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