Van Driver Salary
|Salary||$18,965 - $74,344|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $2,479|
|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).)
|$17,879 - $45,462|
|Hourly Rate||$8.48 - $16.82|
|Hourly Tips||$0.19 - $5.11|
|Overtime||$12.14 - $25.74|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $2,479|
|Total Pay (||$17,879 - $45,462|
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.Read More...
The van driver is normally required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. They also need a valid driver’s license, and - in situations where they drive passengers - may be required to carry a chauffeur’s license as well. Companies typically perform a background check on the prospective driver to ensure that the applicant’s driving and criminal records are clean.
For van drivers who perform deliveries and pick-ups, there may be some heavy lifting and carrying. Drivers for deliveries and pick-ups must be organized and able to get their cargo from destination to destination without damage or unnecessary wear and tear; they also may find it helpful to have an excellent working knowledge of the maps and streets in their normal driving radius.
Van drivers who work for transportation companies that ferry passengers around normally do less lifting. Instead, they deliver passengers from one destination to another in the most efficient and pleasant manner possible. This particular aspect of the driver’s job can be as routine as shuttling passengers from a car rental area to a parking lot at an airport, or it can be as varied as those drivers who work for hotels and carry passengers to area restaurants, malls, and public transportation facilities.
The hours for a van driver vary greatly and depend on the job and location. Van drivers are expected to be efficient and courteous and act as an extension of the business for which they work and represent. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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.
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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
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).
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