Updated August 18, 2021
Average Helper/Driver Salary
$61,000 yearly
$29.73 hourly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$61,000
Median
$145,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$145,000
$12,083
$70
75th Percentile
$97,000
$8,083
$47
Average
$61,838
$5,153
$30
25th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
10th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13

Average Helper/Driver Salary By State

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Helper/Driver average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$65,265
$31.38
Alaska
$77,815
$37.41
Arizona
$64,593
$31.05
Arkansas
$66,350
$31.90
California
$71,729
$34.49
Colorado
$59,108
$28.42
Connecticut
$85,999
$41.35
Delaware
$83,373
$40.08
District of Columbia
$79,867
$38.40
Florida
$60,257
$28.97
Georgia
$64,815
$31.16
Hawaii
$54,373
$26.14
Idaho
$57,855
$27.81
Illinois
$71,640
$34.44
Indiana
$71,092
$34.18
Iowa
$66,968
$32.20
Kansas
$64,486
$31.00
Kentucky
$68,914
$33.13
Louisiana
$65,962
$31.71
Maine
$78,835
$37.90
Maryland
$80,849
$38.87
Massachusetts
$85,623
$41.16
Michigan
$76,296
$36.68
Minnesota
$69,463
$33.40
Mississippi
$65,957
$31.71
Missouri
$65,721
$31.60
Montana
$55,705
$26.78
Nebraska
$63,122
$30.35
Nevada
$66,132
$31.79
New Hampshire
$82,724
$39.77
New Jersey
$85,610
$41.16
New Mexico
$65,117
$31.31
New York
$85,491
$41.10
North Carolina
$68,330
$32.85
North Dakota
$65,015
$31.26
Ohio
$75,065
$36.09
Oklahoma
$66,048
$31.75
Oregon
$74,379
$35.76
Pennsylvania
$83,400
$40.10
Rhode Island
$86,890
$41.77
South Carolina
$64,777
$31.14
South Dakota
$62,960
$30.27
Tennessee
$66,616
$32.03
Texas
$66,828
$32.13
Utah
$55,388
$26.63
Vermont
$75,173
$36.14
Virginia
$75,914
$36.50
Washington
$72,980
$35.09
West Virginia
$74,355
$35.75
Wisconsin
$72,574
$34.89
Wyoming
$55,354
$26.61

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Highest Paying Cities For Helper/Driver

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Boston, MA
$86,716
$41.69
New York, NY
$86,627
$41.65
Piscataway, NJ
$86,075
$41.38
Dover, DE
$83,224
$40.01
Dover, NH
$83,143
$39.97
San Francisco, CA
$82,308
$39.57

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How much does a Helper/Driver make?

The average helper/driver salary is $61,838 per year, or $29.73 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $145,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York provide the highest helper/driver salaries.

Average Helper/Driver Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $61,800
    $29.73
    -0.7%
    2020
    $62,300
    $29.93
    +4.2%
    2019
    $59,700
    $28.68
    -7.0%
    2018
    $63,800
    $30.69
    -1.5%
    2017
    $64,800
    $31.17
    -12.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Freight Elevator Operator

    Avg. salary: $61,866

    Freight elevators are designed to move goods and materials to and from different floors within a building. The job of a freight elevator operator is to move control levers or push buttons to control the elevator movement between floors. They are also in charge of opening and closing the elevator door. Physical fitness is a requirement of this role, as freight elevator operators often transport freight to specified areas from the elevator probably using a hand truck. In rare cases, they also use the freight elevator in transporting people.
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    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Freight Elevator Operator
    $61,866
    $5,156
    $29.74
    25,270
    Job Openings

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    Which Companies Pay Helpers/Driver The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a helper/driver, being employed by a company such as J.B. Hunt Transport Services, or CPC Logistics would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like US LBM and Unifi also report highly competitive salaries for helpers/driver.
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    Recently Added Helper/Driver Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Us Foods
    Driver Helper-Salt
    Driver Helper-Salt
    Salt Lake City, UT
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021
    HD Supply
    Driver Helper
    Driver Helper
    Phoenix, AZ
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Sysco
    Driver Helper
    Driver Helper
    Island, KY
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021
    HD Supply
    Driver Helper
    Driver Helper
    Kent, WA
    08/31/2021
    $39,653
    08/31/2021
    Changing Spaces Moving, Inc.
    Moving Drivers & Helpers
    Moving Drivers & Helpers
    Birmingham, AL
    08/30/2021
    $29,218
    08/30/2021
    Frank Beverage Group
    Driver Helpers
    Driver Helpers
    Middleton, WI
    08/29/2021
    $33,392
    08/29/2021
    Anheuser-Busch
    Spare Driver Helper
    Spare Driver Helper
    Boston, MA
    08/29/2021
    $38,547
    08/29/2021
    Sysco
    Driver Helper
    Driver Helper
    Baraboo, WI
    08/29/2021
    $38,610
    08/29/2021
    All Staffing Warehousing
    Driver Helper
    Driver Helper
    Edison, NJ
    08/29/2021
    $29,218
    08/29/2021
    Manpowergroup
    Driver's Helper
    Driver's Helper
    Frederick, MD
    08/28/2021
    $31,305
    08/28/2021

    Average Helper/Driver Salary by Demographic

    Helper/Driver Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $55,235
    female-income
    Female Income
    $48,780
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$55,235
    Female$48,780
    Median Helper/Driver Income by Race
    White helpers/driver have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White helpers/driver have the lowest average salary at $48,715.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$55,825
    Black or African American$51,038
    Asian$53,794
    Hispanic or Latino$50,667
    Average Helper/Driver Salary by Education Level
    Helpers/driver with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $62,618 annually. With a Bachelors degree, helpers/driver earn a median annual income of $57,013 compared to $55,235 for helpers/driver with an High School Diploma degree.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$55,235
    Bachelor's Degree$57,013
    Some College/ Associate Degree$62,618