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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.48 per hour nationwide. In the world of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, total cash compensation can vary between $22K and $52K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $4K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Most Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,583 - $68,570
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$69K
MEDIAN: $39,898
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$10.04 - $20.55
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
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
$25,583 - $68,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,826  
Profit Sharing
$81.55 - $3,915  
Commission
$30.00 - $17,250  
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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$22,100 - $51,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $20.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.17  
Overtime
$13.34 - $30.80  
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 - $1,826  
   
Commission
$30.00 - $17,250  
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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$22,100 - $51,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,782
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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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While not commonly seen, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers who transition into an Operations Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Operations Managers 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


For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, comfortable salaries can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $62K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($22K versus $85K) is great.

FedEx Ground employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $32K, just about half of the top paying company's median.

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Survey results suggest that Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in CDL, Safety Compliance, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift. Those familiar with Jobsite Delivery tend to be well versed in Safety Compliance and Customer Relations. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $38K.

Pay Difference by Location


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will find that Las Vegas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Columbus (+14 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Orlando (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 12%


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Customer Relations
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Driver/Core Development
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Jobsite Delivery
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National Average
$33,000

forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 381 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
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%
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