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The average pay for a Route Driver is $15.35 per hour.

The average pay for a Route Driver is $48,980 per year.

MEDIAN $15.35
MEDIAN $48,980
$14.00 - $22.00
MEDIAN: $15.35

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Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $22.00
Overtime $31.25
Annual Data $0$49K
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).
$29,315 - $49,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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.


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.

Route Driver Job Listings

Waste Management, Inc. 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:
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.

Key Stats for Route Driver

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 21%