The average Van Driver in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.56 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the particular employer are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and approximately one-fourth have dental insurance. For the most part, Van Drivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Van Drivers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$18,185 - $61,771
(Median)
$18K
$33K
$62K
MEDIAN: $32,917
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90%

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$8.13 - $15.81
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$18,185 - $61,771  
   
Bonus
$29.80 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$65.00  
Commission
$300.00  
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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$17,155 - $40,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $15.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $5.56  
Overtime
$11.84 - $25.12  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$29.80 - $2,553  
   
Commission
$300.00  
Profit Sharing
$65.00  
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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$17,155 - $40,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 650

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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

  • Transport riders to various locations in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Follow all traffic laws and regulatory procedures.
  • Assist passengers in boarding and disembarking from the vehicle.
  • Complete weekly maintenance checks and report any incidents or accidents.

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. It is quite typical for Van Drivers to transition into roles as Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers or Bus Drivers, where reported median earnings are $9K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Van Driver


Professional Transportation Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $20K) but some workers make up to $36K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay by Experience Level for Van Driver

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


For Van Drivers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $23K 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 $25K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Van Drivers make a median salary of $27K. Van Drivers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $32K.

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 7%


Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

CDL
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National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Safety
up arrow 8%

Driving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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