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How Much Does a Delivery Driver Earn In The United States?

Delivery Driver Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$27,000
$37,000
$51,000
Delivery drivers in the United States make an average salary of $37,796 per year or $18.17 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $51,000. As most things go, location can be critical. North Dakota, Alaska, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and California provide the highest delivery driver salaries.
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Where Delivery Drivers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where delivery drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Delivery Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

While a delivery driver can average a salary of $37,796 per year, or $18.17 per hour, there are many opportunities for delivery drivers to make more. For example, in Sacramento, CA you might make $42,046 per year. Other high-paying locations include Minneapolis, MN, Springfield, MA and Phoenix, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Sacramento, CA where the average starting salary is $27,000. The highest paying states for delivery drivers include North Dakota, Alaska and Minnesota. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Alabama, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
Sacramento, CA
Salary Range33k - 52k$42k$42,046
Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range32k - 53k$42k$41,902

Springfield, MA

Salary Range32k - 52k$41k$40,989
Phoenix, AZ
Salary Range32k - 50k$40k$40,465
Omaha, NE
Salary Range31k - 50k$40k$40,080

Sioux Falls, SD

Salary Range31k - 50k$40k$39,918
Colorado Springs, CO
Salary Range31k - 50k$40k$39,785

Kent, WA

Salary Range31k - 49k$39k$39,412

Portland, ME

Salary Range30k - 50k$39k$39,202
Las Vegas, NV
Salary Range30k - 48k$39k$38,857
$28k
$53k

High Paying Delivery Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Delivery Drivers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Coborn's and A. Duie Pyle as they offer the highest salaries for delivery drivers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Coborn's
Salary Range57k - 76k$66k$66,214
A. Duie Pyle
Salary Range61k - 70k$66k$65,895
Midwest Motor Express
Salary Range45k - 55k$50k$50,044
McLane Company
Salary Range40k - 60k$50k$49,739
PPG Industries
Salary Range38k - 63k$49k$49,498
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Salary Range39k - 61k$49k$49,411
Mohawk Industries
Salary Range40k - 59k$49k$49,185
Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co
Salary Range40k - 59k$49k$49,034
Dean Foods
Salary Range41k - 58k$49k$49,019
Colgate-Palmolive
Salary Range41k - 56k$48k$48,430
$35k
$76k

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    How Much Do Delivery Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, delivery driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, transportation, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for delivery drivers. For example, delivery drivers make a whopping average salary of $41,167 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $38,232 at transportation companies and $35,844 at retail companies. But delivery drivers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,993.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range34k - 48k$41k$41,167

    Transportation

    Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$38,232

    Retail

    Salary Range30k - 41k$36k$35,844

    Hospitality

    Salary Range24k - 31k$28k$27,993
    $24k
    $48k

    How Experience Affects Delivery Driver Salaries

    The salary for a delivery driver can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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