Average Route Driver Hourly Pay

$17.23
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,021
Bonus
$5,896
Commission
$1,028
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Route Driver is $17.23.
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$11.94
MEDIAN
$17.23
90%
$23.79
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Bonus
$200 - $5,040
Profit Sharing
$103 - $5,096
Commission
$250 - $25,362
Total Pay
$25,955 - $58,579
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What Do Route Drivers Do?

Route Driver Tasks
  • Responsible for assigned pick-up and delivery routes.
  • Comply with all applicable safety procedures related to driving and vehicle maintenance.
  • Keep accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets.
  • Maintain professional relationships with existing and potential customers.

Job Satisfaction for Route Driver

3.6 out of 5
(486)
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39Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Route Driver are from the companies Waste Management, Inc., Republic Services Inc and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Waste Connections, Inc. where the average pay is $22.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and Waste Management, Inc., earning around $20.99 and $19.35, respectively. FedEx Ground pays the lowest at around $13.48. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and Stericycle, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.74 and $17.82, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Route Drivers?

Skills in Safety Compliance, HAZMAT and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Route Drivers?

An entry-level Route Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.15 based on 118 salaries. An early career Route Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.06 based on 1,095 salaries. A mid-career Route Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.61 based on 470 salaries. An experienced Route Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.51 based on 608 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Route Driver in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (6.7% more) and Orlando, Florida (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.7% less), Jacksonville, Florida (4.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,662 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
41.1%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
13.9%