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 $14.77 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.24 per hour on the low end to $21.26 on the high end. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly one in three claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,941 - $68,555
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$25K
$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,394
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$10.24 - $21.26
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,941 - $68,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $2,543  
Commission
$930 - $21,500  
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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$22,800 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $21.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.86  
Overtime
$14.37 - $32.17  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
Commission
$930 - $21,500  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $2,543  
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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$22,800 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,941
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Job Description for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

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

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


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Though it's uncommon, some Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. As Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers progress in their field, many go on to become Tractor-Trailer Drivers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $42K per year. Another common career choice for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers is to move into a Delivery Driver role. Typically, Delivery Drivers get paid $30K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Many Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), PepsiCo Inc, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight, firms that are at the top of the field. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $59K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $24K to a high of $88K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is FedEx Ground, where the median salary is just $32K — just about half of the top paying company's median.

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Less than Truckload Freight, CDL, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift and Driver. It is often found that people who know Jobsite Delivery are also skilled in Safety Compliance and Customer Relations. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,602

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+13 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Columbus (+12 percent). Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Orlando and 7 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Reviews

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

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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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
up arrow 28%

CDL
up arrow 11%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
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Sales
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Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$34,000

Jobsite Delivery
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Driver
up arrow 8%

forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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