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Working As A Package Delivery Driver

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Stressful

  • $35,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Package Delivery Driver Do

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area. They drive trucks with a 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity or less. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households.

Duties

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically do the following:

  • Load and unload their cargo
  • Communicate with costumers to determine pickup and delivery needs
  • Report any incidents they encounter on the road to a dispatcher
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order
  • Accept payments for the shipment
  • Handle paperwork, such as receipts or delivery confirmation notices

Most drivers generally receive instructions to go to a delivery location at a particular time, and it is up to them to determine the best route. Other drivers have a regular daily or weekly delivery schedule. All drivers must have a thorough understanding of an area’s street grid and know which roads allow trucks and which do not.

Light truck drivers, often called pickup and delivery or P&D drivers, are the most common type of delivery driver. They drive small trucks or vans from distribution centers to delivery locations. Drivers make deliveries based on a set schedule. Some drivers stop at the distribution center once only, in the morning, and make many stops throughout the day. Others make multiple trips between the distribution center and delivery locations. Some drivers make deliveries from a retail location to customers.

Driver/sales workers are delivery drivers who have additional sales responsibilities. They recommend new products to businesses and solicit new customers. These drivers may have a regular delivery route and be responsible for adding new clients located along their route. For example, they may make regular deliveries to a hardware store and encourage the store’s manager to offer a new type of product. Driver/sales workers also deliver goods, such as take-out food to consumers, and accept payment for those goods.

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How To Become A Package Delivery Driver

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent. However, some opportunities exist for those without a high school diploma. Workers undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license from the state in which they work and possess a clean driving record.

Education

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Training

Companies train new delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers on the job. This may include driving training from a driver-mentor who rides along with a new employee to ensure that a new driver is able to operate a truck safely on crowded streets.

New drivers also have training to learn company policies about package dropoffs and returns, taking payment, and what to do with damaged goods.

Driver/sales workers must learn detailed information about the products they offer. Their company also may teach them proper sales techniques, such as how to approach potential new customers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Other Experience

Some delivery drivers begin as package loaders at warehouse facilities, especially if the driver works for a large company. For more information on package loaders, see the profile on hand laborers and material movers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. When completing deliveries, drivers often interact with customers and should make a good impression to ensure repeat business.

Hand-eye coordination. When driving, delivery drivers need to observe their surroundings while simultaneously operating a complex machine.

Math skills. Because delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers sometimes take payment, they must be able to count cash and make change quickly and accurately.

Patience. When driving through heavy traffic congestion, delivery drivers must remain calm and composed.

Sales skills. Driver/sales workers are expected to persuade customers to purchase new or different products from them.

Visual ability. To have a driver’s license, delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers must be able to pass a state vision test.

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Average Length of Employment
Package Car Driver 8.4 years
Warehouse/Driver 3.3 years
Driver 3.1 years
Delivery Driver 2.2 years
Company Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Associate 2.2 years
Deliver Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Assistant 1.7 years
Driver Assistant 1.6 years
Delivery Helper 1.5 years
Seasonal Driver 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Package Delivery Driver
Driver 10.8%
Cashier 7.6%
Supervisor 3.9%
Manager 3.8%
Server 3.1%
Technician 3.1%
Sorter 2.6%
Top Careers After Package Delivery Driver
Driver 15.3%
Supervisor 3.7%
Manager 3.4%
Cashier 3.4%
Owner 3.2%
Bus Driver 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
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$24,000
Min 10%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apollo Couriers
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a Package Delivery Driver make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Package Delivery Driver in the United States is $35,330 per year or $17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $51,000.

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Top Skills for A Package Delivery Driver

  1. Deliver Packages
  2. Customer Service
  3. Delivery Vehicles
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Deliver packages to both commercial and residential customers.
  • Developed positive relationships with customers by providing a high level of customer service.
  • Maintain delivery vehicles appearance; report to supervisor of any maintenance issues.
  • Performed routine vehicle safety inspections per DOT and company guidelines.
  • Unload trucks at docks, sort packages in facility, unload plane at airport, deliver packages.

Package Delivery Driver Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,304 Package Delivery Driver resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Package Delivery Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

74.4%

Female

14.9%

Unknown

10.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.2%

French

7.0%

Portuguese

5.3%

Arabic

5.3%

German

3.5%

Carrier

3.5%

Russian

3.5%

Chinese

1.8%

Ukrainian

1.8%

Greek

1.8%

Wolof

1.8%

Polish

1.8%
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Package Delivery Driver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.6%

The Academy

8.0%

Montgomery College

5.6%

Arizona State University

4.8%

Cuyahoga Community College

4.8%

Liberty University

4.8%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.0%

Gateway Community College

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

4.0%

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York

4.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.0%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.0%

Prince George's Community College

3.2%

California State University - East Bay

3.2%

Irvine Valley College

3.2%

Strayer University

3.2%

Hudson Valley Community College

3.2%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

3.2%

Valencia College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

31.5%

Criminal Justice

10.5%

General Studies

5.9%

Computer Science

4.7%

Accounting

4.1%

Liberal Arts

3.9%

Communication

3.9%

Information Technology

3.6%

Automotive Technology

3.5%

Graphic Design

3.5%

Psychology

3.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.2%

Management

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Kinesiology

2.3%

Electrical Engineering

2.3%

Education

2.1%

Marketing

2.1%

Computer Networking

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

39.9%

Bachelors

28.4%

Associate

16.6%

Certificate

6.6%

Masters

4.8%

Diploma

2.6%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.1%
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