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 $14.57 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.10 per hour and $20.49. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. The majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,358 - $67,736
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,028
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$10.10 - $20.49
(Median)
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,358 - $67,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,881  
Profit Sharing
$81.07 - $2,525  
Commission
$0.21 - $19,574  
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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$22,364 - $51,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.16  
Overtime
$13.57 - $30.70  
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 - $1,881  
   
Commission
$0.21 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$81.07 - $2,525  
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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$22,364 - $51,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,781
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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 some Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers move into positions like Operations Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $42K. Many others choose to work as Delivery Drivers, where pay is typically $29K.

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Although United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $63K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $21K on the low end all the way up to $93K at the top.

With a median employee salary of $32K, FedEx Ground pays significantly less than its competitors (about half the top paying employer's rate).

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in CDL, Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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 many Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger 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 $37K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $39K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Las Vegas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, 28 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Baltimore (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (7 percent lower) and Houston (5 percent lower).

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National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

CDL
up arrow 14%


Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Driver
up arrow 1%

Jobsite Delivery
0%

National Average
$33,000

forklift
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 375 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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