$41,111
Avg. Salary
$16.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,186

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

$5,733

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Route Driver is $16.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Route Driver is $41,111 per year.

10%
$11.12
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$16.49
50%
$22.55
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MEDIAN $16.49
10%
$26k
10%
$41k
50%
$66k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $41,111
$26,024 - $65,634
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$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,111
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$0$65K
Salary $26,024 - $65,634
Bonus $242 - $4,880
Profit Sharing $49.32 - $5,068
Commission $302 - $29,187
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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$24,561 - $58,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 733
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.12 - $22.55
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $9.67
Overtime $15.60 - $34.11
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $242 - $4,880
Commission $302 - $29,187
Profit Sharing $49.32 - $5,068
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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$24,561 - $58,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,071

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Route Driver


Dominating the field, Waste Management, Inc., Stericycle, Inc., FedEx Ground, Cintas Corporation, and Shred-it are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Route Drivers. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $76K. Republic Services Inc, Stericycle, Inc., and Airgas, Inc. also offer top salaries for Route Drivers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $45K, $40K, and $39K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include FedEx Ground at $32K and Waste Management, Inc. at $35K, though some Route Drivers there earn up to $65K.

Common Career Paths for Route Driver


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Many Route Drivers move into an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $59K per year. A Route Driver often moves on to become a Garbage Truck Driver or a Medium Truck Driver.

Route Driver Job Listings

Popular Skills for Route Driver


Survey results imply that Route Drivers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Route Driver, hazmat, Class A CDL, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 18 percent. Driving and Driver as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Driver/Core Development and Driving.

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

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-14%

-21%

National Average: $37,973

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Route Drivers, 49 percent higher than the national average. Route Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+46 percent), Portland (+21 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Route Driver Reviews

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

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 Atlanta:
"The long hours."
Ask the company how long do they work in a day.

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 Atlanta:
"Japanese Government."
Pros: The people are very polite and helpful.
Cons: Underpaid, overworked, and not enough benefits. I do not agree with the cultures outlook on determining a persons salary.

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.

Route Driver in Milwaukee:
"Stress, physical work, repetative."
Pros: Being out and about, meeting with customers, quiet radio time, bosses are nice and understanding, people appreciate me.
Cons: Lazy co-workers, how much physical work is involved, achy body, headaches, nasty germs, angry customers, after it snows, hot days, city workers.

Route Driver in McAllen:
Be a smart route driver, Its easy to get the most money.

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Key Stats for Route Driver

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 424 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

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
▼3%

Driver
▼18%

Driving
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 424 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 29%