"dot," "cdl," and "company policies" aren't the only skills we found lead drivers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of lead driver responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 15.8% of lead drivers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 2.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a lead driver. While it's true that some lead drivers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two lead drivers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The lead drivers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and criminal justice, while a small population of lead drivers studied general studies and automotive technology.
When you're ready to become a lead driver, you might wonder which companies hire lead drivers. According to our research through lead driver resumes, lead drivers are mostly hired by Clutter Co, Medline Industries, and Swift Transportation. Now is a good time to apply as Clutter Co has 90 lead drivers job openings, and there are 4 at Medline Industries and 4 at Swift Transportation.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, lead drivers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Wipro, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and PODS. Take Wipro for example. The median lead driver salary is $46,115. At Dr Pepper Snapple Group, lead drivers earn an average of $40,156, while the average at PODS is $39,025. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire lead drivers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Uber Technologies, UPS, and Lyft.
The industries that lead drivers fulfill the most roles in are the transportation and retail industries. But the highest lead driver annual salary is in the transportation industry, averaging $43,053. In the manufacturing industry they make $40,714 and average about $39,839 in the hospitality industry. In conclusion, lead drivers who work in the transportation industry earn a 21.1% higher salary than lead drivers in the automotive industry.