"safety rules," "cdl," and "clean driving record" aren't the only skills we found drivers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of driver responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a driver. We found that 17.5% of drivers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some drivers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two drivers were not college graduates.
Those drivers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a general studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for drivers include a criminal justice degree or a automotive technology degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a driver. We've found that most driver resumes include experience from Advance Auto Parts, Enterprise Holdings, and Pizza Hut. Of recent, Advance Auto Parts had 2,424 positions open for drivers. Meanwhile, there are 972 job openings at Enterprise Holdings and 591 at Pizza Hut.
If you're interested in companies where drivers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at YRC Freight, A. Duie Pyle, and Estes Express Lines. We found that at YRC Freight, the average driver salary is $73,400. Whereas at A. Duie Pyle, drivers earn roughly $72,915. And at Estes Express Lines, they make an average salary of $72,900.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a driver include Uber Technologies, Lyft, and Schneider National. These three companies were found to hire the most drivers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, drivers fulfill roles in the transportation and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the driver annual salary is the highest in the transportation industry with $41,074 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and retail industries pay $37,140 and $33,369 respectively. This means that drivers who are employed in the transportation industry make 23.9% more than drivers who work in the hospitality Industry.