Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salary

Men make up the majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in the United States, bringing in about $14.77 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.24 per hour on the low end to $21.26 on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,941 - $68,555
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,394
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$10.24 - $21.26
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$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,941 - $68,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $2,543  
Commission
$930 - $21,500  
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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$22,800 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $21.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.86  
Overtime
$14.37 - $32.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
Commission
$930 - $21,500  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $2,543  
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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$22,800 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,941
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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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Though some Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers move into positions like Operations Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. More often than not, a Tractor-Trailer Driver role is the next step for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers moving up in the field. Tractor-Trailer Drivers usually make $42K per year. Many other Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers choose to take on a Delivery Driver role, where salaries are typically $30K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), PepsiCo Inc, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight are top-notch employers for Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers in this area. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($59K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $24K to $88K.

About half the top paying employer's rate, FedEx Ground offers a median salary of just $32K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

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, facility with Less than Truckload Freight, CDL, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include forklift and Driver. Most people familiar with Jobsite Delivery also know 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers see a median salary of $38K after reaching 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 $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,602

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For Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+13 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Columbus (+12 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Houston (9 percent lower and 7 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
$34,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Light Or Delivery Services Salaries

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
up arrow 28%

CDL
up arrow 11%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
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Sales
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Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$34,000

Jobsite Delivery
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Driver
up arrow 8%

forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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