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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary (United States)

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers earn an average of $14.15 per hour. In the world of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $52K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Most Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary (?
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$24,546 - $68,125
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MEDIAN: $39,135
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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary (?
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$9.86 - $20.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,546 - $68,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,837  
Profit Sharing
$81.99 - $7,757  
Commission
$110.00 - $14,746  
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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$21,327 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.07  
Overtime
$12.56 - $30.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,837  
   
Commission
$110.00 - $14,746  
Profit Sharing
$81.99 - $7,757  
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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$21,327 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,817
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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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There are some Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $60K annually. More often, however, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers go on to become Tractor-Trailer Drivers or Medium 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 $64K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($31K versus $84K) is great.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at FedEx Ground, where the median salary is a mere $32K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in CDL, Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. It is often found that people who know Jobsite Delivery are also skilled in Safety Compliance and Customer Relations. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $30K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $33K. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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

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National Average
$32,000
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Las Vegas is home to an above-average pay rate for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, 30 percent higher than the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+21 percent), New York (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (7 percent less) and Dallas (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%