How Much Do Drivers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Driver/Sales Workers

Driver/Sales Workers drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$31870 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$18,600 to $20,830 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Driver/Sales Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $18,600 to $20,830 per year or $9 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Driver/Sales Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $24 $50,910
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $39,730
Middle (Mid 50%) $13 $27,960
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $20,830
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $18,600

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $19 $39,260
HI $19 $38,630
MA $19 $38,550
WA $18 $38,250
CA $18 $38,140
VT $18 $36,710
CT $18 $36,600
MT $18 $36,560
AK $18 $36,530
DC $17 $35,950

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Driver/Sales Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Drivers are in the states of OR, HI, MA, WA and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $50410 $24.24
Building Finishing Contractors $48810 $23.46
Natural Gas Distribution $48440 $23.29
Freight Transportation Arrangement $45210 $21.73
Facilities Support Services $44700 $21.49
Animal Food Manufacturing $42980 $20.66
Machinery Manufacturing $42810 $20.58
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $42170 $20.27
Elementary and Secondary Schools $41920 $20.15
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $41390 $19.90
Other Support Services $40770 $19.60
Warehousing and Storage $40750 $19.59
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $40640 $19.54
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $40570 $19.51
Drycleaning and Laundry Services $40530 $19.49
Investigation and Security Services $40300 $19.38
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $40210 $19.33
Chemical Manufacturing $39870 $19.17
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $39710 $19.09
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $39560 $19.02
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39460 $18.97
Direct Selling Establishments $39450 $18.97
Dairy Product Manufacturing $39210 $18.85
Beverage Manufacturing $38970 $18.73
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $38710 $18.61
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $38680 $18.60
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $38300 $18.41
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores $38280 $18.40
Building Equipment Contractors $38210 $18.37
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $38170 $18.35

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