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Van Driver Salary (United States)

Earnings for Van Drivers in the United States come in at around $10.21 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Van Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. About two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. Most Van Drivers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Van Driver Salary (?
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$15,972 - $55,394
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MEDIAN: $28,802
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Van Driver Salary (?
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$7.93 - $14.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$15,972 - $55,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Commission
$200.00 - $20,000  
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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$16,747 - $35,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $14.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $5.14  
Overtime
$8.81 - $22.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Commission
$200.00 - $20,000  
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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$16,747 - $35,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 542
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Job Description for Van Driver

A van driver operates a larger-sized vehicle that is normally not quite large enough to be considered a truck. Companies hire van drivers to execute deliveries and pickups; transportation companies hire van drivers to shuttle passengers, such as at airports or for hotels.
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Van Driver Tasks
  • Assist passengers in boarding and disembarking from the vehicle.
  • Complete weekly maintenance checks and report any incidents or accidents.
  • Transport riders to various locations in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Follow all traffic laws and regulatory procedures.

Common Career Paths for Van Driver

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Though some Van Drivers move into positions like Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher (where the average salary is $37K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Van Driver is to become a Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver or a Medium Truck Driver. Compared to Van Drivers, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

Van Driver Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Van Driver

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $14K to just $22K — but Professional Transportation Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.

Van Drivers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Driver and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Van Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Van Drivers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $22K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $24K. Van Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $31K.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Seattle
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National Average
$23,000
Nashville
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
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With a pay rate for Van Drivers that is 60 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Van Drivers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Nashville (9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
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National Average
$23,000
Driver/Core Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 56%