Van Driver Salary

For Van Drivers, hourly average wages total $10.21 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.93 per hour and $14.78. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Van Drivers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to two in five, and nearly one-fourth earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,483 - $48,576

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$7.93 - $14.78

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,483 - $48,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
Commission
$100.00 - $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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$16,876 - $34,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $14.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $5.28  
Overtime
$7.17 - $22.27  
National Annualized 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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $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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$16,876 - $34,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 639
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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 it's uncommon, some Van Drivers move into roles as Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, where pay is an average $37K per year. Typical career progression for a Van Driver involves becoming a Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver or a Medium Truck Driver, roles that pay $9K more and $10K more on average.

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Survey results suggest that Van Drivers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Driver and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driving, Transport, and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Van Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Van Drivers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $22K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $23K. Van Drivers bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Van Driver with more than 20 years of experience can earn $30K on average.

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 23%


National Average
$23,000

Safety
up arrow 3%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Driving
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 59%
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