Men make up the majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States, bringing in about $15.32 per hour. In the world of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, total cash compensation can vary between $24K and $59K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $8K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,828 - $71,486
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,660
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$10.72 - $22.16
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,828 - $71,486  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $4,923  
Profit Sharing
$559 - $7,973  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$23,692 - $59,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $22.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.85  
Overtime
$15.65 - $33.85  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$309.13 - $4,923  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$559 - $7,973  
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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$23,692 - $59,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,603
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Job Description for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services

Truck drivers are typically required to be 21 years of age or older and have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license. Most positions require a minimum of 25,000 miles driving a tractor-trailer vehicle and no more than 2 minor moving violations over the course of a three-year period, and applicants must also be able to pass an extensive criminal and employment background check in addition to physical agility and drug-screening tests.

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Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Tasks

  • 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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It's not very common for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., FedEx Freight, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Sysco Food Services, and The Home Depot Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. — the median salary there is $60K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $32K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $95K. FedEx Freight, PepsiCo Inc, and Sysco Food Services are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers earning around $56K, $50K, or $44K at each firm, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($33K), Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) ($39K), and FedEx Ground ($40K).

Popular Skills for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight, and Driving are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 30 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift, Fork lift, and Driver. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.


For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. On average, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers make $41K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $36,017

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

Home to some of the best pay for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+24 percent), Portland (+20 percent), Indianapolis (+16 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Jacksonville earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Philadelphia (8 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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
$36,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
up arrow 30%

Driving
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CDL
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Driver/Core Development
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National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Sales
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Jobsite Delivery
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Driver
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Fork lift
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forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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