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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 $14.45 per hour. In the world of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, overall income ranges from $22K near the bottom to $52K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,500 - $69,533
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$26K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,095
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$10.03 - $20.49
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,500 - $69,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,758  
Profit Sharing
$81.55 - $3,915  
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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$22,030 - $52,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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
$10.03 - $20.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.07  
Overtime
$13.34 - $30.63  
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 - $1,758  
   
Commission
$0.21 - $19,574  
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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$22,030 - $52,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,762

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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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Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Becoming a Tractor-Trailer Driver or a Medium Truck Driver is often the next step for a Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where the median salary comes to $62K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($22K) and those starting out ($85K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at FedEx Ground — the median salary comes to just $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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in CDL, Sales, Safety Compliance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Customer Relations and Safety Compliance. It is often found that people who know Jobsite Delivery are 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.


For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. On average, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $38K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, working in the bustling city of Las Vegas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Los Angeles and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 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%


up arrow 7%


Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

Jobsite Delivery
0%

National Average
$33,000

forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 380 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
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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