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Delivery Driver Average Salary in United States 2022

How much money does a Delivery Driver make in United States?

Average Yearly Salary
27,100 USD
( 2,260 USD monthly)


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 Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution yearly United States Delivery Driver
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Delivery Driver salaries in United States range from 13,000 USD per year (minimum salary) to 42,600 USD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Delivery Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience yearly United States Delivery Driver
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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.

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.

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.

Delivery Driver average salary change by experience in United States

0 - 2 Years
15,200 USD
2 - 5 Years+42%
21,600 USD
5 - 10 Years+31%
28,400 USD
10 - 15 Years+23%
34,900 USD
15 - 20 Years+6%
37,100 USD
20+ Years+10%
40,600 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Delivery Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Delivery Driver(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level yearly United States Delivery Driver
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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.

Delivery Driver average salary difference by education level in United States

High School
18,900 USD
Certificate or Diploma+47%
27,800 USD
Bachelor's Degree+34%
37,200 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Delivery Driver Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United States Delivery Driver
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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 Delivery Driver employees in United States earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

27,800 USD
26,500 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United States for all Careers

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Delivery Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United States

How much are annual salary increments in United States for Delivery Driver(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Delivery Driver

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.

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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.

United States / All Professions

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 United States is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Delivery Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in United States

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United States Delivery Driver
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Delivery Driver Average Hourly Wage in United States

13 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States is 13 USD. This means that the average Delivery Driver in United States earns approximately 13 USD for every worked hour.

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

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.

Delivery Driver VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Delivery Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers yearly United States
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver30,400 USD+12%
CDL Driver35,500 USD+31%
CDL Truck Driver33,100 USD+22%
Chauffeur37,200 USD+37%
Courier Coordinator47,000 USD+73%
Courier Sales Manager71,900 USD+170%
Deck Officer32,000 USD+18%
Delivery Driver27,100 USD-0%
Delivery Specialist34,900 USD+29%
Delivery Supervisor42,600 USD+57%
Dispatcher27,200 USD+0%
Driver28,200 USD+4%
Driving Instructor37,700 USD+39%
Goods Receiving Expediter30,000 USD+11%
Limousine Driver37,700 USD+39%
Parking Inspector36,600 USD+35%
School Bus Driver32,000 USD+18%
Shuttle Driver28,500 USD+5%
Taxi Driver30,100 USD+11%
Third Officer29,500 USD+9%
Train Driver33,100 USD+22%
Tram Driver30,200 USD+11%
Transport Officer30,000 USD+11%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor42,500 USD+57%
Transportation Manager114,000 USD+320%
Truck Driver29,700 USD+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta25,000 USD
Austin31,500 USD
Baltimore26,700 USD
Boston27,400 USD
Bristol22,100 USD
Chicago33,600 USD
Cincinnati24,600 USD
Cleveland24,800 USD
Dallas31,200 USD
Denver28,800 USD
Detroit26,900 USD
Honolulu22,600 USD
Houston30,700 USD
Indianapolis30,200 USD
Iowa City22,300 USD
Jacksonville28,900 USD
Kansas City26,900 USD
Kent21,900 USD
Las Vegas28,000 USD
Long Beach24,600 USD
Los Angeles32,000 USD
Memphis27,600 USD
Miami25,400 USD
Minneapolis23,700 USD
New Orleans25,800 USD
New York33,000 USD
Oakland24,800 USD
Oklahoma City26,800 USD
Orlando22,900 USD
Philadelphia30,100 USD
Phoenix30,500 USD
Sacramento27,300 USD
San Antonio30,800 USD
San Diego31,300 USD
San Francisco28,700 USD
San Jose31,600 USD
Seattle29,100 USD
Tampa24,800 USD
Vancouver22,800 USD
Washington D.C.29,600 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama28,000 USD
Alaska25,200 USD
Arizona27,800 USD
Arkansas26,500 USD
California31,200 USD
Colorado29,000 USD
Connecticut26,200 USD
Delaware25,100 USD
District of Columbia25,200 USD
Florida29,200 USD
Georgia29,600 USD
Hawaii26,000 USD
Idaho26,800 USD
Illinois29,500 USD
Indiana29,000 USD
Iowa27,600 USD
Kansas25,700 USD
Kentucky27,200 USD
Louisiana28,000 USD
Maine26,600 USD
Maryland28,000 USD
Massachusetts28,800 USD
Michigan30,700 USD
Minnesota27,100 USD
Mississippi26,200 USD
Missouri29,000 USD
Montana26,400 USD
Nebraska25,400 USD
Nevada26,700 USD
New Hampshire26,300 USD
New Jersey28,500 USD
New Mexico26,100 USD
New York31,300 USD
North Carolina28,300 USD
North Dakota23,800 USD
Ohio30,300 USD
Oklahoma28,400 USD
Oregon26,400 USD
Pennsylvania30,200 USD
Rhode Island25,500 USD
South Carolina26,600 USD
South Dakota24,400 USD
Tennessee29,300 USD
Texas32,200 USD
Utah25,500 USD
Vermont24,300 USD
Virginia30,300 USD
Washington28,000 USD
West Virginia25,600 USD
Wisconsin28,900 USD
Wyoming25,100 USD

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 United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
92,400 USD
Public Sector+5%
97,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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