Van Driver Salary

Average Van Drivers in the United States make around $10.26 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.99 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.98 on the higher side. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Van Drivers, who typically claim 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. More than a third enjoy medical while about a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in five. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,643 - $49,614
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$50K
MEDIAN: $29,373
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$7.99 - $14.98
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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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
$17,643 - $49,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$16,962 - $35,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.99 - $14.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $5.16  
Overtime
$6.08 - $22.71  
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 - $977  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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).
)
$16,962 - $35,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 735
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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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While Van Drivers do not often become Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, the job pays $37K per year on average. A common career progression for a Van Driver is to become a Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver or a Bus Driver. Compared to Van Drivers, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Survey results imply that Van Drivers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Driver and CDL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Driving, Transport, and Safety Compliance. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Van Driver

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


Van Drivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $22K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $23K. For Van Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $26K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Van Drivers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 22%

CDL
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

Safety
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 8%

Driving
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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