Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$17,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DB Schenker
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a driver make?
Drivers in America make, on average, $31,332 a year or $15.06 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $55,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $17,000 per year. Retail companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Drivers. California, Alaska, Oregon, Vermont, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Driver jobs. Most Drivers spend 3.0 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
CDL Driver
$42,917

Average Driver Salary By Location

Drivers in the US makes an average salary of $31,332 per year or $15.06 per hour. The city with the highest Driver salary is San Francisco, CA at $42,611 per year. Even as an entry-level Driver, you will make $19,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Some of the states with the best Driver salaries are California, Alaska, Oregon, Vermont, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Arizona. Ohio, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Florida have the lowest reported salaries for Drivers.

Map of Driver Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Driver Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Driver makes. Most Driver jobs are in Retail companies and Retail companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Drivers are DB Schenker and C&S Wholesale Grocers. In addition, companies like Cisco Systems and STERIS report highly competitive salaries for Drivers.

Average Driver Pay By Industry

Driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Transportation companies, Retail companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Drivers. Transportation companies pay Drivers an average salary of $33,754, Retail companies pay $30,736, and Manufacturing companys come in at $28,055. The types of companies that pay Drivers the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $26,878.
Industry
Average Salary
Transportation
Transportation
$33,754
$34k
Retail
Retail
$30,736
$31k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$28,055
$28k
Professional
Professional
$26,890
$27k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$26,878
$27k

Driver Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Driver can range from $21,672 to $39,297 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Driver Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Hirelevel
Driver
04/29/2020
$31,305
Hirelevel
Driver
04/29/2020
$37,566
Hilo Driver
04/29/2020
$26,088
Driver/Laborer
04/28/2020
$31,305
Ly Trucking
Team Driver
04/27/2020
$70,000
Drivers/General Laborers
04/26/2020
$33,392
Dealmed Medical Supplies
Driver
04/24/2020
$31,305
Driver
04/24/2020
$25,044
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Senior Driver (Class B License)
04/22/2020
$29,218
Driver/Laborer
04/22/2020
$25,044
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