Van Driver Salary

Average Van Drivers in the United States make around $10.21 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.93 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.76. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately two in five, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Van Drivers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Van Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$17,469 - $48,711
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $28,533
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50%
90%

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$7.93 - $14.76
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,469 - $48,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$16,880 - $34,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $14.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $5.33  
Overtime
$8.70 - $22.31  
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 - $993  
   
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).
)
$16,880 - $34,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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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. When Van Drivers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers or Medium Truck Drivers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $10K, respectively.

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Van Drivers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


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. During the first five years of their careers, Van Drivers see a median income of $22K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $23K. 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 $30K.

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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 23%


National Average
$23,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

Transport
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
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 58%
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