Updated February 9, 2022
Average Delivery Truck Driver Salary
$55,000 yearly
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$26.76 hourly

Entry level Salary
$35,000 yearly
$35,000
10 %
$55,000
Median
$87,000
90 %
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What is a Delivery Truck Driver's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$87,000$7,250$42
75th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
Average$55,664$4,639$27
25th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
10th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17

Average Delivery Truck Driver Salary By State

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Delivery Truck Driver average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$63,438$30.505,609
Alaska$72,669$34.94187
Arizona$64,926$31.212,313
Arkansas$56,387$27.113,753
California$57,290$27.5416,931
Colorado$79,273$38.112,902
Connecticut$55,399$26.631,923
Delaware$79,018$37.991,138
District of Columbia$82,481$39.65196
Florida$54,170$26.047,132
Georgia$66,278$31.8614,276
Hawaii$56,083$26.96300
Idaho$62,105$29.861,435
Illinois$91,017$43.7612,927
Indiana$78,254$37.627,857
Iowa$70,825$34.054,084
Kansas$74,871$36.003,436
Kentucky$65,267$31.384,939
Louisiana$60,706$29.193,250
Maine$58,075$27.92731
Maryland$77,141$37.094,209
Massachusetts$70,609$33.953,017
Michigan$74,255$35.706,331
Minnesota$82,278$39.564,621
Mississippi$64,396$30.962,343
Missouri$73,095$35.145,498
Montana$79,109$38.03654
Nebraska$59,417$28.571,973
Nevada$64,192$30.86817
New Hampshire$63,504$30.53763
New Jersey$61,158$29.403,785
New Mexico$65,276$31.381,380
New York$80,055$38.496,741
North Carolina$63,544$30.558,391
North Dakota$91,766$44.12372
Ohio$62,918$30.2512,136
Oklahoma$68,025$32.703,180
Oregon$54,162$26.042,493
Pennsylvania$72,387$34.8010,061
Rhode Island$66,200$31.83622
South Carolina$69,209$33.275,939
South Dakota$80,972$38.93525
Tennessee$72,438$34.836,789
Texas$57,549$27.6719,125
Utah$62,332$29.971,880
Vermont$66,508$31.98520
Virginia$72,876$35.045,986
Washington$64,446$30.983,540
West Virginia$64,564$31.041,695
Wisconsin$73,759$35.465,319
Wyoming$74,546$35.84594

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Highest Paying Cities For Delivery Truck Driver

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Fargo, ND$92,395$44.42
Saint Paul, MN$82,418$39.62
Sioux Falls, SD$81,907$39.38
New York, NY$80,403$38.66
Billings, MT$79,860$38.39
Aurora, CO$79,389$38.17

How much does a Delivery Truck Driver make?

The average Delivery Truck Driver salary is $55,664 per year, or $26.76 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $87,000. As most things go, location can be critical. North Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, and New York provide the highest Delivery Truck Driver salaries.

Average Delivery Truck Driver Salary Over Time

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    Delivery Truck Driver Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$55,700$26.76+6.3%
    2021$52,200$25.09+5.5%
    2020$49,300$23.70+4.1%
    2019$47,300$22.72+2.8%
    2018$45,900$22.09+2.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Delivery Truck Driver Salary
    A warehouse delivery driver is responsible for transporting goods and services from the warehouse to different assigned locations. Warehouse delivery drivers record the inventory materials receipt before and after delivery to ensure the merchandise's correct quantity and quality. They also maintain the condition of the engine and immediately detect inconsistencies to avoid delays in deliveries. A warehouse delivery driver assists customers with their inquiries and concerns and escalates complaints to management for resolution.
    Driver

    Avg. salary: $32,528

    Drivers are responsible for safely transporting people, packages, or goods from one destination to another. They should be familiar with the different routes that may be taken to reach the desired goal. They should be expert navigators and may use navigation apps to help them along the way. They should also be familiar with the basic mechanics of the vehicle they are using and the proper maintenance and cleaning needed to ensure that the car is running well. Drivers are expected to have excellent customer relation skills, a strong sense of direction, and superb organizations.
    Route Driver

    Avg. salary: $48,195

    A Route Driver is responsible for delivering and transporting supplies or goods within an allotted time. The tasks will vary upon the organization or industry that a Route Driver works for, however, most of the time, the duties will revolve around picking up and dropping off packages at particular destinations ranging from homes to establishments, and communicating with customers. Furthermore, Route Drivers must keep their vehicles in clean and sound condition, report to supervisors should there be any issue, and adhere to the company policies and regulations at all times.
    Local Driver

    Avg. salary: $48,429

    A local driver is responsible for transporting people and goods and services from the distribution centers to various destinations. Local drivers operate vehicles and inspect the engine for any inconsistencies and system defects that may cause delays with the operations. They also schedule vehicle maintenance and repairs, keeping a record of receipts for the management's validation. A local driver must have excellent driving skills and a clean driving record. Additionally, a local driver should possess excellent communication skills, especially on handling customers' inquiries and concerns and escalating high-level complaints.
    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

    Avg. salary: $68,874

    A truck driver-over-the-road (OTR) is a professional driver who specializes in hauling items such as heavy freight, machinery, or construction materials from a home terminal to delivery points. OTR truck drivers usually spend more time on the road due to the long distances they are required to reach. To avoid vehicular breakdowns and delays, OTR drivers are required to inspect their trucks and review shipping and transport documents. They are also responsible for unloading freights and collect charges from customers.
    Truck Driver Class A

    Avg. salary: $64,080

    The responsibilities of a Truck Driver Class A mainly revolves around driving heavy vehicles and ensuring that all transported goods meet the expected delivery deadlines and quality. The Driver needs to have a Class A license and be emotionally and physically healthy to qualify. Among the duties of a Truck Driver Class A will also revolve around securing and monitoring the quantity and quality of items, maintaining the vehicle in good condition, abide by the traffic rules and regulations, adhere to the company standards and policies, and have precise coordination with every workforce involved.
    Delivery Driver/Warehouse

    Avg. salary: $33,060

    A warehouse delivery driver is responsible for transporting goods and services from the warehouse to different assigned locations. Warehouse delivery drivers record the inventory materials receipt before and after delivery to ensure the merchandise's correct quantity and quality. They also maintain the condition of the engine and immediately detect inconsistencies to avoid delays in deliveries. A warehouse delivery driver assists customers with their inquiries and concerns and escalates complaints to management for resolution.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Driver$32,528$2,711$15.64946,904
    Route Driver$48,195$4,016$23.17265,221
    Local Driver$48,429$4,036$23.28840,518
    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road$68,875$5,740$33.11732,174
    Truck Driver Class A$64,081$5,340$30.81734,595
    Delivery Driver/Warehouse$33,061$2,755$15.89298,717
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    Delivery Truck Driver Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Delivery Truck 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.

    Delivery Truck Driver Salary By Experience Level

    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$34,800$16.75
    Mid Level$51,400$24.73
    Senior Level$58,300$28.01

    Which Companies Pay Delivery Truck 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 Office Depot and ABC Supply Co., as they offer the highest salaries for Delivery Truck Drivers.

    Highest Paying Companies For Delivery Truck Drivers

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Delivery Truck Driver SalaryAverage Salary
    1$87,943
    2$84,207
    3$82,468
    4$82,456
    5$79,783
    6$72,801

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    Recently Added Delivery Truck Driver Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Penske Truck LeasingDelivery Truck Driver-Local Class C-Hourly Plus Overtime-2K-Penske LogisticsSpokane, WA01/31/2022$51,000
    Sysco Food ServiceLocal Delivery Truck Driver Cdl-AAlbany, NY01/31/2022$100,000
    AMRO Music Stores Inc.Delivery Truck Driver/MoverMemphis, TN01/26/2022$34,436
    PenskeDelivery Truck Driver-Local Class C-Penske LogisticsBuford, GA01/26/2022$45,914
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    Us FoodsStraight Truck Delivery DriverKansas City, KS01/25/2022$52,175
    Iron MountainBox Truck Delivery DriverNashville, TN01/25/2022$38,610
    Us FoodsStraight Truck Delivery DriverCouncil Bluffs, IA01/25/2022$54,012
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    Average Delivery Truck Driver Salary by Demographic

    Delivery Truck Driver Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $56,070
    female-income
    Female Income
    $47,693
    GenderIncome
    Male$56,070
    Female$47,693
    Median Delivery Truck Driver Income by Race
    White Delivery Truck Drivers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Delivery Truck Drivers have the lowest average salary at $50,799.
    $55,000
    $44,000
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Delivery Truck Driver Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$52,868
    Black or African American$51,086
    Asian$52,193
    Hispanic or Latino$52,460
    Average Delivery Truck Driver Salary by Education Level
    Delivery Truck Drivers with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $56,070 annually. With a Associate degree, Delivery Truck Drivers earn a median annual income of $56,007 compared to $54,378 for Delivery Truck Drivers with an Bachelors degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Delivery Truck Driver Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$56,070
    Bachelor's Degree$54,378
    Some College/ Associate Degree$56,007