A person working as a Delivery Driver in United States typically earns around 27,100 USD per year. Salaries range from 13,000 USD (lowest) to 42,600 USD (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Delivery Driver salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Delivery Driver salaries in United States range from 13,000 USD per year (minimum salary) to 42,600 USD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 28,200 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 28,200 USD while the other half are earning more than 28,200 USD. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 18,500 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 18,500 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 36,800 USD while 25% are earning more than 36,800 USD.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Delivery Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Delivery Driver with less than two years of experience makes approximately 15,200 USD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,600 USD per year, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 28,400 USD per year, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Delivery Driver(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 34,900 USD per year, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 37,100 USD per year, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 40,600 USD per year, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Delivery Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Delivery Driver is 18,900 USD per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 27,800 USD per year, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 37,200 USD per year, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Delivery Driver employees in United States earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Delivery Driver(s) in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2021. 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.
A Delivery Driver is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Delivery Driver is 27% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Bus Driver||30,400 USD||+12%|
|CDL Driver||35,500 USD||+31%|
|CDL Truck Driver||33,100 USD||+22%|
|Courier Coordinator||47,000 USD||+73%|
|Courier Sales Manager||71,900 USD||+170%|
|Deck Officer||32,000 USD||+18%|
|Delivery Driver||27,100 USD||-0%|
|Delivery Specialist||34,900 USD||+29%|
|Delivery Supervisor||42,600 USD||+57%|
|Driving Instructor||37,700 USD||+39%|
|Goods Receiving Expediter||30,000 USD||+11%|
|Limousine Driver||37,700 USD||+39%|
|Parking Inspector||36,600 USD||+35%|
|School Bus Driver||32,000 USD||+18%|
|Shuttle Driver||28,500 USD||+5%|
|Taxi Driver||30,100 USD||+11%|
|Third Officer||29,500 USD||+9%|
|Train Driver||33,100 USD||+22%|
|Tram Driver||30,200 USD||+11%|
|Transport Officer||30,000 USD||+11%|
|Transportation and Shipping Supervisor||42,500 USD||+57%|
|Transportation Manager||114,000 USD||+320%|
|Truck Driver||29,700 USD||+10%|
|Iowa City||22,300 USD|
|Kansas City||26,900 USD|
|Las Vegas||28,000 USD|
|Long Beach||24,600 USD|
|Los Angeles||32,000 USD|
|New Orleans||25,800 USD|
|New York||33,000 USD|
|Oklahoma City||26,800 USD|
|San Antonio||30,800 USD|
|San Diego||31,300 USD|
|San Francisco||28,700 USD|
|San Jose||31,600 USD|
|Washington D.C.||29,600 USD|
|District of Columbia||25,200 USD|
|New Hampshire||26,300 USD|
|New Jersey||28,500 USD|
|New Mexico||26,100 USD|
|New York||31,300 USD|
|North Carolina||28,300 USD|
|North Dakota||23,800 USD|
|Rhode Island||25,500 USD|
|South Carolina||26,600 USD|
|South Dakota||24,400 USD|
|West Virginia||25,600 USD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.