Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Men make up the majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.56 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.09 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.55. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,190 - $67,036
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$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,774
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$10.09 - $20.55
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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
$25,190 - $67,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,815  
Profit Sharing
$81.55 - $3,915  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$22,291 - $51,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.16  
Overtime
$13.41 - $30.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,815  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$22,291 - $51,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,786
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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 Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers do not often become Operations Managers, the job pays $59K per year on average. 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($63K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $21K to $93K.

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


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in CDL, Safety Compliance, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include forklift and Driver. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Customer Relations and Safety Compliance. Those proficient in Jobsite Delivery are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $34K. 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 $39K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, Las Vegas offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Baltimore (+10 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Houston and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

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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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up arrow 5%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Driver/Core Development
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Jobsite Delivery
0%

National Average
$33,000

Driver
up arrow 5%

forklift
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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
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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