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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers earn an average of $14.42 per hour. Overall incomes of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers — including $2K bonuses, $4K profit sharing proceeds, and $14K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $22K and $52K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Work is enjoyable for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, one in three claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,795 - $69,565
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MEDIAN: $39,792
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,795 - $69,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
Profit Sharing
$81.55 - $3,915  
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,191  
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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$21,878 - $52,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $20.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.08  
Overtime
$12.98 - $30.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$81.55 - $3,915  
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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$21,878 - $52,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,755

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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 not the most common occurrence, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. However, becoming a Tractor-Trailer Driver or Medium Truck Driver is a more frequent transition for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $63K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $22K to a high of $84K.

With a median salary of only $32K (about half the top paying employer's rate), FedEx Ground lags significantly in the earnings department.

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, skills in CDL, Sales, Safety Compliance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Customer Relations and Safety Compliance. Those familiar with Jobsite Delivery tend to be well versed in Safety Compliance and Customer Relations.

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

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


For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers make a median salary of $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $38K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Las Vegas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+14 percent), New York (+12 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Los Angeles and 5 percent less in Tulsa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

CDL
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 32%