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Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Other names for this job might include Baggageman, Bulk Delivery Driver, Car Escort, Deliverer, Delivery Driver, Delivery Person, Directory Carrier, Distributor of Directories, Distributor Operator, Driver

  • $34790
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How Much Do Delivery Drivers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$34790 per year

Hourly wage
$16.730 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Delivery Drivers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Delivery Drivers is $34790. Their salary can also be as low as $19200 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $60630 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $16.730 and can range from $9.230 to $29.150 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Delivery Driver will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Delivery Drivers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of D.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$29.150$60630
Senior (Top 25%)$19.890$41370
Middle (Mid 50%)$14.700$30580
Junior (Bottom 25%)$11.010$22890
No experience (Bottom 10%)$9.230$19200

Entry-level Delivery Drivers who starts out at $22890 can expect to make $30580 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $9.230 per hour while the top 10% makes over $29.150 per hour.

While the median wage is $30580 per annum or $14.700 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Wired Telecommunications Carriers26.7155550
Postal Service (federal government)25.6553340
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.6553340
Couriers and Express Delivery Services24.9251840
Support Activities for Water Transportation24.2550430
Couriers and Messengers23.8149530
Transportation and Warehousing21.8445420
Scientific Research and Development Services21.544720
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences21.544720
Spectator Sports20.5242680
Natural Gas Distribution20.4742580
Rail Transportation20.0841770
Grain and Oilseed Milling19.8441260
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction19.4940540
Freight Transportation Arrangement19.2339990
Security Systems Services19.1239770
Warehousing and Storage18.8539210
Landscaping Services18.839110
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned18.6738830
Casino Hotels18.638690
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills18.5838640
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing18.5738630
Basic Chemical Manufacturing18.5538590
Oil and Gas Extraction18.4738420
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing18.4638390
Dairy Product Manufacturing18.4538370
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.3838240
Book Stores and News Dealers18.3538170
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.3238110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned18.3238100
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction18.338060
General Freight Trucking18.2938050
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.1537740
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing18.0537550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.0237480
Forestry and Logging17.9937420
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction17.9237280
Utility System Construction17.8837190
Educational Services, Privately owned17.8137040
Services to Buildings and Dwellings17.7836980
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.736810
Waste Treatment and Disposal17.6536720
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing17.5736550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.4336240
Support Activities for Mining17.3136000
Truck Transportation17.2235810
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.1635700
Amusement Parks and Arcades17.135580
Drywall and Insulation Contractors17.0635490
Federal, State, and Local Government17.0535460
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.0535460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.0335430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors16.9935340
Insurance Carriers16.9835320
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors16.9735300
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation16.9735300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.9635280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions16.9435230
Other General Merchandise Stores16.9335220
Support Activities for Transportation16.9335210
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers16.9235190
Roofing Contractors16.9135180
Other Building Equipment Contractors16.8935120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned16.8835100
State government, including schools and hospitals16.8735090
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing16.8635060
Nonresidential Building Construction16.8134960
Local government, including schools and hospitals16.7934920
Water, Sewage and Other Systems16.7734890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing16.7534830
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.7234770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.7234770
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)16.6634660
Testing Laboratories16.6434620
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned16.6134550
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.634520
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing16.5734460
Educational Services, Local government owned16.5734460
Beverage Manufacturing16.5334380
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing16.5234370
Junior colleges, Local government owned16.5234350
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing16.534320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing16.4934310
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel16.4834290
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services16.4934290
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers16.4834270
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors16.4434200
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries16.4334170
Support Activities for Air Transportation16.4134140
Facilities Support Services16.4134140
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing16.4134130
Paper Manufacturing16.434120
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned16.434110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors16.434100
Metal Ore Mining16.3734060
Specialty Trade Contractors16.3634030
Forging and Stamping16.3534010
Building Equipment Contractors16.3333960
Direct Selling Establishments16.3133920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.333910
All industries16.2833870
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.2933870
Educational Services, State government owned16.2833850
All industries, private ownership only16.2533800
Offices of Physicians16.2233730
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing16.2133720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers16.2133710
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities16.233690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing16.1933680
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors16.1733640
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing16.1733640
Specialized Design Services16.1733640
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.1633620
Travel Agencies16.1433570
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.1233540
Civic and Social Organizations16.1233530
Local Messengers and Local Delivery16.133490
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.133480
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing16.0833460
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)16.0933460
Construction of Buildings16.0533390
Masonry Contractors16.0433360
Management of Companies and Enterprises16.0333350
Other Information Services16.0333340
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.0233330
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing15.9933260
Finance and Insurance15.9933250
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing15.9633190
Other Food Manufacturing15.9333140
Hardware Manufacturing15.9333140
Hospitals, State government owned15.9333140
Building Finishing Contractors15.8933050
Coal Mining15.8733000
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing15.8432950
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers15.8432950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.8232910
Nonstore Retailers15.832860
Specialized Freight Trucking15.7632790
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing15.7632780
Chemical Manufacturing15.7432740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned15.7432740
Hospitals, Privately owned15.7232690
Other Wood Product Manufacturing15.6932630
Mining (except Oil and Gas)15.6732600
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing15.6732600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned15.6432530
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities15.6332520
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing15.6332510
Office Administrative Services15.6332510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services15.6132470
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.5332300
Wood Product Manufacturing15.5132260
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging15.4932210
Waste Management and Remediation Services15.4932210
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying15.4832200
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.4832200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.4832190
Machinery Manufacturing15.4732180
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting15.4632160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution15.4632160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.4632150
Food Manufacturing15.4532130
Ambulatory Health Care Services15.4432110
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers15.4332100
General Merchandise Stores15.4332090
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.3831980
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.3731970
Sawmills and Wood Preservation15.3431910
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services15.3431910
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing15.3231860
Vending Machine Operators15.3231860
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.331810
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.2731770
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing15.2631730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing15.2531720
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.2131650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services15.231610
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing15.1731560
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing15.1731550
Gasoline Stations15.1631520
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.1331460
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services15.1231450
Residential Building Construction15.1231440
Other Support Activities for Transportation15.1131420
Administrative and Support Services15.0731340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries15.0731340
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers15.0531300
Other Support Services15.0231240
Waste Collection15.0231240
Support Activities for Crop Production14.9831160
Primary Metal Manufacturing14.9831160
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.9831160
Machine Shops14.9831160
Traveler Accommodation14.9831160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.9731150
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.9731140
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services14.9531090
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing14.9231030
Newspaper Publishers14.9231030
Junior colleges, State government owned14.9231030
Plastics Product Manufacturing14.9131010
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry14.8830960
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance14.8830940
Lessors of Real Estate14.8630910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned14.8630900
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.8330850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation14.7930760
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses14.7830730
Engineering Services14.7730730
Land Subdivision14.7530670
Employment Services14.7430670
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.7430660
Real Estate14.7330640
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing14.7330630
Death Care Services14.7230620
Publishing Industries (except Internet)14.6930550
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers14.6930550
Animal Slaughtering and Processing14.6730520
Ship and Boat Building14.6730510
Telephone Call Centers14.6430460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.6430450
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.6330440
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers14.6230410
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers14.6230400
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.6230400
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers14.5830320
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.5730300
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing14.5630280
Grantmaking and Giving Services14.5230200
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.5130180
Wholesale Trade14.530160
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing14.4930140
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing14.4730100
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.4730100
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.4630080
Outpatient Care Centers14.4630070
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.4229990
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations14.4229990
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.3529850
Building Material and Supplies Dealers14.3529840
Educational Support Services, Local government owned14.3329810
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.3129760
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.3129760
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services14.329740
Support Activities for Animal Production14.2829700
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities14.2829690
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers14.2429630
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing14.1829500
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers14.1729470
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing14.1529430
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services14.1529430
Scheduled Air Transportation14.1529420
Investigation and Security Services14.1429410
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing14.1129360
Printing and Related Support Activities14.129330
Business Support Services14.129320
Animal Food Manufacturing14.0829290
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations14.0629250
Vocational Rehabilitation Services14.0529220
Activities Related to Real Estate14.0529210
General Rental Centers14.0329180
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing14.0129130
Drycleaning and Laundry Services1429120
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services13.9929100
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing13.9829070
Home Health Care Services13.9729060
Personal and Laundry Services13.9729060
Textile Mills13.9629030
Home Furnishings Stores13.9629030
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing13.9529010
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills13.928920
Rubber Product Manufacturing13.8928890
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods13.8528810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing13.8528800
Rental and Leasing Services13.8328760
Charter Bus Industry13.828710
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers13.7428570
Special Food Services13.7428570
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.7128530
Fabric Mills13.7128510
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance13.728490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.6828460
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing13.6528400
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing13.6528390
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing13.6228320
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.5828240
Consumer Goods Rental13.5428170
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores13.5428150
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing13.5228130
Air Transportation13.528080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)13.4728010
Electronics and Appliance Stores13.4628000
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.4427960
Nonscheduled Air Transportation13.4127890
Textile Furnishings Mills13.3927850
Used Merchandise Stores13.3727800
Offices of Dentists13.2727610
Hospitals, Local government owned13.1927430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.1927430
Other Personal Services13.1427340
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.1327320
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.1327310
Textile Product Mills13.0127060
Clothing Stores12.9826990
Miscellaneous Manufacturing12.9326890
Grocery Stores12.9226870
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance12.9126860
Apparel Manufacturing12.8826790
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing12.8726770
Veterinary Services12.8626750
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)12.8426700
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned12.8426700
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores12.8126650
Repair and Maintenance12.7826590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly12.7626550
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12.7426500
Ambulance Services12.726420
Food and Beverage Stores12.6826360
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.626210
Communications Equipment Manufacturing12.5726140
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.4825960
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores12.4625910
Social Advocacy Organizations12.4425860
Offices of Other Health Practitioners12.4325850
Other Textile Product Mills12.4225840
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.4125820
Specialty Food Stores12.425790
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance12.3625710
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers12.3525680
Retail Trade12.3225630
Social Assistance12.3225630
Furniture Stores12.3225620
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.2725520
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers12.2525480
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.1625290
Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.1225210
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.0725100
Health and Personal Care Stores12.0625080
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing12.0525070
Taxi and Limousine Service12.0225010
Full-Service Restaurants1224950
Sporting Goods Stores11.9624880
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing11.9124760
Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.8124560
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.724340
Individual and Family Services11.6924320
Child Day Care Services11.6824290
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.5724060
Automobile Dealers11.4923910
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores11.3523600
Department Stores11.3523600
Accommodation and Food Services11.2423380
Food Services and Drinking Places11.1923270
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair11.0522980
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers10.822460
Apparel Knitting Mills10.6922240
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.6422130
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.5922020
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores10.4921820
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.920590

Not all industries pay the same for Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Delivery Driver is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at AK may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Delivery Drivers are in the states of AK, WA, MD, CA and RI. The average salary in AK is $42830.

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