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Working as a p & D Driver

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a p & d driver. For example, did you know that they make an average of $28.54 an hour? That's $59,358 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 99,700 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a p & D Driver Do

There are certain skills that many p & d drivers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed hand-eye coordination, math skills and hearing ability.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a p & d driver, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.6% of p & d drivers included cdl, while 14.3% of resumes included hazmat, and 13.3% of resumes included dot. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the p & d driver job title. But what industry to start with? Most p & d drivers actually find jobs in the transportation and retail industries.

How To Become a p & D Driver

If you're interested in becoming a p & d driver, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 6.7% of p & d drivers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.5% of p & d drivers have master's degrees. Even though some p & d drivers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a p & d driver. When we researched the most common majors for a p & d driver, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on p & d driver resumes include associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a p & d driver. In fact, many p & d driver jobs require experience in a role such as driver. Meanwhile, many p & d drivers also have previous career experience in roles such as delivery driver or over the road driver.

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Average Salary$59,358
Job Growth Rate5%

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p & D Driver Career Paths

Top Careers Before p & D Driver

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Top Careers After p & D Driver

Driver
26.9 %

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Average Salary for a p & D Driver

p & D Drivers in America make an average salary of $59,358 per year or $29 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $81,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $43,000 per year.
Average Salary
$59,358

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Recently Added Salaries

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Driver-P&D
Driver-P&D
Sutton Transport Inc.
Sutton Transport Inc.
11/25/2020
11/25/2020
$48,00111/25/2020
$48,001
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Oak Harbor Freight Lines
Oak Harbor Freight Lines
11/16/2020
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$43,30511/16/2020
$43,305
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Oak Harbor Freight Lines
Oak Harbor Freight Lines
11/16/2020
11/16/2020
$50,00011/16/2020
$50,000
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Oak Harbor Freight Lines
Oak Harbor Freight Lines
11/16/2020
11/16/2020
$50,29711/16/2020
$50,297
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P&D Driver-1St. and 2Nd Shift
The Custom Companies, Inc.
The Custom Companies, Inc.
11/06/2020
11/06/2020
$44,87111/06/2020
$44,871

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p & D Driver Demographics

Gender

male

90.0 %

female

6.8 %

unknown

3.2 %

Ethnicity

White

65.5 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.2 %

Black or African American

12.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

80.0 %

Portuguese

10.0 %

Carrier

10.0 %
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p & D Driver Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

54.2 %

Certificate

13.3 %

Diploma

12.8 %

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Top Skills For a p & D Driver

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 15.6% of p & d drivers listed cdl on their resume, but soft skills such as hand-eye coordination and math skills are important as well.

  • CDL, 24.7%
  • DOT, 16.9%
  • Hazmat, 13.2%
  • Weather Conditions, 11.9%
  • Tractor-Trailer Combination, 8.0%
  • Other Skills, 25.3%
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Top p & D Driver Employers

1. FedEx
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$32,912
p & D Drivers Hired: 
138+
2. Estes Express Lines
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$43,464
p & D Drivers Hired: 
92+
3. R+L Carriers
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$41,838
p & D Drivers Hired: 
63+
4. Old Dominion Freight Line
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$43,557
p & D Drivers Hired: 
57+
5. Southeastern Freight Lines
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$41,738
p & D Drivers Hired: 
56+
6. AAA Cooper Transportation
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$48,128
p & D Drivers Hired: 
48+

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Updated October 2, 2020