Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Male Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.59 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges from $10.11 per hour on the lower end to $20.59 on the higher end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,458 - $68,244

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$10.11 - $20.59

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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,458 - $68,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,921  
Profit Sharing
$81.07 - $2,525  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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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$22,411 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $20.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.16  
Overtime
$13.56 - $30.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,921  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$81.07 - $2,525  
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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$22,411 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,779
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. 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


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 ($21K) and those starting out ($94K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

FedEx Ground reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in CDL, Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


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 $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $34K. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $39K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 11 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (7 percent less) and Houston (5 percent less).

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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 14%


Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
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Jobsite Delivery
0%

Driver
0%

National Average
$33,000

forklift
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 373 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
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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