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Van Driver Salary

Median pay for Van Drivers in the United States is around $10.22 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.93 per hour and $14.70. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Van Drivers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Van Drivers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$16,385 - $54,738
(Median)
$16K
$28K
$55K
MEDIAN: $27,975
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$7.93 - $14.70
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,385 - $54,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Commission
$196.53 - $10,174  
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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$16,771 - $35,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $14.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $5.28  
Overtime
$9.70 - $22.72  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Commission
$196.53 - $10,174  
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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$16,771 - $35,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 601

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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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For Van Drivers, progressing to a Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher can earn $37K annually. Van Drivers typically move into roles as Medium Truck Drivers or Bus Drivers, and those positions pay $10K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Van Driver


Professional Transportation Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $18K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $14K to $22K.


Van Drivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Driver and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Transport, Driver/Core Development, and Safety Compliance.

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. 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 $24K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Van Drivers make a median salary of $25K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $31K.

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 27%


National Average
$23,000

Driving
up arrow 5%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

Transport
up arrow 7%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 56%
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