Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Men account for the majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.35 per hour. Total cash incomes of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers run from $24K to $60K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K, profit sharing that reaches $8K, and some commissions of nearly $18K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,018 - $71,495
$25K
$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,750
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$10.83 - $22.21
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,018 - $71,495  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,954  
Profit Sharing
$559 - $7,973  
Commission
$30.00 - $17,500  
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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$23,805 - $59,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $22.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.85  
Overtime
$15.89 - $33.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,954  
   
Commission
$30.00 - $17,500  
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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$23,805 - $59,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,607

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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 who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. With an annual salary of $43K, Tractor-Trailer Driver is the most common role for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Delivery Driver role — which usually pays $31K — is also typical for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, and Sysco Food Services are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $60K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $33K to a high of $94K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider FedEx Freight, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC), and Sysco Food Services, top-paying firms where Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers rake in a $57K, $48K, or $44K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at The Salvation Army ($23K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($33K), and PepsiCo Inc ($36K).

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 15 percent, respectively. Those listing forklift as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. CDL Class A and Fork lift also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Customer Relations and Safety Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for a Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 562 salaries. An experienced Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 510 salaries. A Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services 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 242 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,447

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For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+24 percent), Portland (+20 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Indianapolis (+14 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Jacksonville earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (13 percent less) and Los Angeles (7 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 Portland:
Pros: I work for a company with management that genuinely care about the staff. Ranging from health and safety to pay.
Cons: It's extremely hard work requiring that I lift around 40,000 pounds per day 65 to 85 pounds at a time. Safety rules are also a bit too strict making it a constant fear that you will do something wrong and get in trouble.

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 291 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲33%

Driving
▲22%

▲15%

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲14%

CDL
▲5%



Customer Relations
▼0%

Driver
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


▼2%


Fork lift
▼14%

CDL Class A
▼15%

forklift
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 291 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%