Van Driver Salary

Median pay for Van Drivers in the United States is around $11.21 per hour. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Van Drivers survey respondents are men (73 percent). While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and about a fourth have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$19,091 - $73,781
$19K
$36K
$74K
MEDIAN: $35,965
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50%
90%

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$8.44 - $16.82
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.38
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$0$73K
Salary $19,091 - $73,781
Bonus $195.74 - $2,479
Profit Sharing $550
Commission $312.50
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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$17,811 - $44,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.44 - $16.82
Hourly Tips $0.19 - $5.07
Overtime $12.15 - $25.72
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $195.74 - $2,479
Commission $312.50
Profit Sharing $550
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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$17,811 - $44,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 679

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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

  • Transport riders to various locations in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Follow all traffic laws and regulatory procedures.
  • Assist passengers in boarding and disembarking from the vehicle.
  • Complete weekly maintenance checks and report any incidents or accidents.

Common Career Paths for Van Driver


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While Van Drivers do not often become Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, the job pays $37K per year on average. A common career progression for a Van Driver is to become a Light Or Delivery Services Truck Driver or a Bus Driver. Compared to Van Drivers, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

Van Driver Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Van Driver


Renzenberger Incorporated offers the largest salaries in town — $22K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Van Driver

Pay by Experience for a Van Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Van Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 521 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Van Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Van Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 134 salaries. A Van Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,813

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

With a pay rate for Van Drivers that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Orlando offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Van Drivers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Charlotte (+6 percent). Van Drivers in Atlanta make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Houston and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

Van Driver Reviews

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

Van Driver in Dallas:
"Great Company bad management."
Pros: Will call.
Cons: Not enough single runs.

Van Driver in Amarillo:
"Fun."
Pros: The people I meet.
Cons: My boss. He is not a nice person. Has a mean temper and yells a lot.

Van Driver in Stockton:
Pros: The railroad crew I pick up are nice and understanding and feel we dont get paid enuff.
Cons: On call for hours so when I do finally get to sleep I get called out I dont like the crazy hours and the dispatcher sometimes sends me to the wrong place and im at fault.

Van Driver in Boone:
Pros: Visiting new places and meeting new people.
Cons: Long hours, stress, management.

Van Driver in Medford:
"Stressful."
Pros: The clients working with small children and older chip and adults.
Cons: Driving wrong information for pickups under paid.

Van Driver in Kansas City:
Pros: The peope, geting to meet all sorts of people,
Cons: I drive shuttle, maintence, housekeeping, and only get paid 9$/hr. Also the stress level.

Van Driver in Santa Fe:
"Stress level."
Pros: Interacting with the residents.
Cons: Low pay scale.

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Key Stats for Van Driver

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Van Driver Salaries

▲27%

▲6%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Van Driver Salaries

Driving
▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%


Driver
▼3%


CDL
▼5%

Safety Compliance
▼6%

Safety
▼14%

van driver
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 59%
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