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

Lead Driver Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$33,000
$38,000
$44,000
Lead drivers in the United States make an average salary of $38,850 per year or $18.68 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Alaska provide the highest lead driver salaries.
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Where Lead Drivers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Lead Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a lead driver is roughly $38,850 per year, which boils down to $18.68 per hour. Interestingly enough, lead drivers have the highest salaries in Newark, NJ at about $44,732 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Newark, NJ is $31,000. Additionally, lead drivers make more than the average salary in Philadelphia, PA, Seattle, WA, Menomonee Falls, WI, San Francisco, CA, and Chicago, IL. On a more broad level, lead driver salaries are highest in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Alaska, Connecticut, and Nevada. On the contrary, Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma offer the lowest lead driver salaries.
Location
1. Newark, NJ
$44,732
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k
2. Philadelphia, PA
$43,158
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k
3. Seattle, WA
$42,945
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k
4. Menomonee Falls, WI
$41,643
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k
5. San Francisco, CA
$41,497
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k
6. Chicago, IL
$41,454
Avg. Salary
$30k
$53k

High Paying Lead Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Lead 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 Wipro and Dr Pepper Snapple Group as they offer the highest salaries for lead drivers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$29k
$50k
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$29k
$50k
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$29k
$50k
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$29k
$50k
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$29k
$50k

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Lead Driver Salary History

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    How Much Do Lead Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, lead driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, manufacturing, and hospitality companies tend to offer much higher salaries for lead drivers. For example, lead drivers make a whopping average salary of $43,053 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,714 at manufacturing companies and $39,839 at hospitality companies. But lead drivers may want to avoid working in the automotive industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $32,803.
    1. Transportation
    $43,053
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k
    2. Manufacturing
    $40,714
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k
    3. Hospitality
    $39,839
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k
    4. Professional
    $39,055
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k
    5. Technology
    $38,831
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k
    6. Retail
    $38,725
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $49k

    How Experience Affects Lead Driver Salaries

    The salary for a lead 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.

    Recently Added Lead Driver Salaries

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    Lead Driver
    Lead Driver
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    03/08/2021
    03/08/2021
    $48,001
    $48,001
    03/08/2021
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    Driver Leader Senior
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/11/2021
    01/11/2021
    $38,000
    $38,000
    01/11/2021
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    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Club Fleet Lead Driver
    Club Fleet Lead Driver
    Club Fleet Lead Driver
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    12/23/2020
    12/23/2020
    $38,610
    $38,610
    12/23/2020
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    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Stone Park, IL
    Stone Park, IL
    11/25/2020
    11/25/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    11/25/2020
    Lead Night Driver Cdl-A
    Lead Night Driver Cdl-A
    Chicopee, MA
    Chicopee, MA
    11/08/2020
    11/08/2020
    $53,219
    $53,219
    11/08/2020
    Clutter
    Clutter
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $43,827
    $43,827
    10/27/2020
    Clutter
    Clutter
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Lead Driver/Mover
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/27/2020
    Router/Lead Driver
    Router/Lead Driver
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $36,940
    $36,940
    10/21/2020
    Lead Driver
    Lead Driver
    Boone, CO
    Boone, CO
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/08/2020
    Lead Driver
    Lead Driver
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    10/03/2020
    10/03/2020
    $26,714
    $26,714
    10/03/2020