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Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Average Salaries in Sri Lanka 2023

How much money does a person working in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers make in Sri Lanka?


Average Monthly Salary
35,000 LKR
( 421,000 LKR yearly)

LOW
24,000
LKR
AVERAGE
35,000
LKR
HIGH
110,000
LKR

A person working in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers in Sri Lanka typically earns around 35,000 LKR per month. Salaries range from 24,000 LKR (lowest average) to 110,000 LKR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver28,000 LKR
CDL Driver33,700 LKR
CDL Truck Driver34,700 LKR
Chauffeur33,500 LKR
Courier Coordinator44,500 LKR
Courier Sales Manager68,200 LKR
Deck Officer30,400 LKR
Delivery Driver25,700 LKR
Delivery Specialist34,800 LKR
Delivery Supervisor39,400 LKR
Dispatcher24,500 LKR
Driver27,400 LKR
Driving Instructor35,700 LKR
Goods Receiving Expediter29,900 LKR
Limousine Driver36,600 LKR
Parking Inspector33,800 LKR
School Bus Driver31,900 LKR
Shuttle Driver28,400 LKR
Taxi Driver29,200 LKR
Third Officer26,600 LKR
Train Driver31,400 LKR
Tram Driver28,600 LKR
Transport Officer30,600 LKR
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor43,500 LKR
Transportation Manager110,000 LKR
Truck Driver29,600 LKR

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Sri Lanka

Median and salary distribution Sri Lanka Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
57,100 LKR or more
10% of people earn
48,700 to 57,100 LKR
20% of people earn
30,300 LKR or less
65% of people earn
30,300 to 48,700 LKR
Minimum Salary
24,000 LKR
Median
32,700 LKR
Maximum
110,000 LKR


Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries in Sri Lanka range from 24,000 LKR per month (starting average salary) to 110,000 LKR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 32,700 LKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers are earning less than 32,700 LKR while the other half are earning more than 32,700 LKR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers are earning less than 29,200 LKR while 75% of them are earning more than 29,200 LKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers are earning less than 41,600 LKR while 25% are earning more than 41,600 LKR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 30,300 LKR to 48,700 LKR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 30,300 LKR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 48,700 LKR to 57,100 LKR. Only 5% of people grossed 57,100 LKR or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Sri Lanka costs anywhere from 449,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(s) to 1,350,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers

Salary comparison by gender Sri Lanka Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Sri Lanka who work in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
37,100 LKR
Female-9%
33,700 LKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sri Lanka for all Careers

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Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sri Lanka

How much are annual salary increments in Sri Lanka for Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers professionals in Sri Lanka are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sri Lanka Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Sri Lanka / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sri Lanka
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Sri Lanka is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Sri Lanka for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sri Lanka

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sri Lanka Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers
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Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

76% of surveyed staff in Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
24%
No Bonus
76%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Salary Forecast and Trend in Sri Lanka

How do Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
31,100 LKR
Average Salary 2020+4%
32,300 LKR
Average Salary 2021+2%
32,900 LKR
Average Salary 2022+3%
33,800 LKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries in Sri Lanka are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sri Lanka Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers
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Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers Hourly Average Wage in Sri Lanka


200 LKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sri Lanka is 200 LKR. This means that the average person in Sri Lanka earns approximately 200 LKR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Sri Lanka is 140 LKR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers VS Other Jobs

35,000 LKR
89,800 LKR
Average Salary
Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers is 61% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Sri Lanka
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Colombo41,500 LKR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Sri Lanka earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
86,000 LKR
Public Sector+8%
92,500 LKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers in Sri Lanka?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 32,700 LKR and 41,600 LKR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers in Sri Lanka is ranges from 29,200 LKR to 41,600 LKR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary


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