Route Driver Salary

The average pay for a Route Driver is $15.75 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Route Driver, hazmat, and Class A CDL. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$25,180 - $63,095
$25K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,721
10%
50%
90%

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$11.13 - $22.33
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.22
10%
50%
90%

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$0$63K
Salary $25,180 - $63,095
Bonus $307.23 - $4,840
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $297.99 - $25,532
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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$24,529 - $58,627
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 435
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.13 - $22.33
Hourly Tips $0.18
Overtime $16.41 - $34.32
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $307.23 - $4,840
Commission $297.99 - $25,532
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$24,529 - $58,627
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,146

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Job Description for Route Driver

Route drivers complete tasks along a specific route designated by their organization. Examples of routes performed in this position include waste collection, shuttle drivers, sales, and customer service. The duties of a route driver may vary from company to company, and these professionals may use a company or personal vehicle depending on their organization.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Route Driver


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Route Driver Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Route Driver

Popular Skills for Route Driver

Pay by Experience Level for Route Driver

Pay by Experience for a Route Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Route Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 810 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Route Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 394 salaries. An experienced Route Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 414 salaries. A Route Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 161 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,916

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Route Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Route Driver?

Route Driver in San Jose:
"Outstanding."
Pros: Working in parteners.
Cons: Would like more hours.

Route Driver in Fairfield:
Pros: Days work.
Cons: Pay.

Route Driver in San Leandro:
"Not goog."
Pros: Being by myself on the road with no manager.
Cons: Short hours on the schedule. Slow drivers get all the hours.

Route Driver in Cedar Rapids:
"Ups."
Pros: Meeting customers and getting to know them on a one to one bases.
Cons: Management harassment.

Route Driver in San Jose:
"Meet new people and be your own bosd."
Pros: People and learning new things.
Cons: Not enough money in today's economy.

Route Driver in Vancouver:
"Adventure."
Pros: I enjoy driving especially long distance and the scenery view as I commute.
Cons: Sometimes the weather condition post a risk of accident so as rough road rage driving from other drivers.

Route Driver in Los Angeles:
Pros: Being more or less on my own most of the and not be tied to a desk and the Felix ability of the job schedule.
Cons: Sometimes when the traffic is bad and trying to stay on schedule.

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Key Stats for Route Driver

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Route Driver Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$38,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Route Driver Salaries

Route Driver
▲17%

hazmat
▲12%

Class A CDL
▲11%

Merchandising
▲7%

Customer Relations
▲7%


CDL
▲4%

Field Sales
▲4%


Jobsite Delivery
▲1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Driver
▼18%

Driving
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%
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