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Working As A Pizza Delivery Driver

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $30,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Pizza 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 Pizza 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
Driver 3.1 years
Deliver Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Associate 2.2 years
Delivery Person 2.0 years
Pizza Delivery 1.5 years
Delivery Expert 1.5 years
Pizza Maker 1.4 years
Pizza Cook 1.4 years
Pizza Driver 1.4 years
Top Careers Before Pizza Delivery Driver
Cashier 20.7%
Server 6.1%
Cook 4.7%
Stocker 3.1%
Manager 2.8%
Driver 2.6%
Waitress 2.5%
Internship 2.5%
Volunteer 2.5%
Assistant 2.2%
Top Careers After Pizza Delivery Driver
Cashier 14.1%
Server 5.9%
Driver 5.9%
Cook 4.6%
Manager 3.5%
Associate 2.5%
Internship 2.5%
Line Cook 2.3%
Stocker 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Westgate Resorts
Highest Paying City
Redwood City, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.3 years
How much does a Pizza Delivery Driver make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Pizza Delivery Driver in the United States is $30,461 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $45,000.

Real Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Feb 23, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA May 19, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 17, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 19, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 22, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Feb 24, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 29, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Jan 03, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Nov 03, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Jose, CA Mar 29, 2016 $21,466
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Santa Clara, CA Sep 11, 2015 $21,466
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Redwood City, CA Sep 18, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Foster City, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Menlo Park, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC South San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Foster City, CA Apr 18, 2016 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Redwood City, CA Oct 05, 2016 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Menlo Park, CA Oct 05, 2016 $20,405

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Top Skills for A Pizza Delivery Driver

  1. Pizza HUT
  2. Customer Service
  3. Multiple Pizza Deliveries
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drive to designated locations to deliver food and beverage products in association with Pizza Hut.
  • Provide excellent customer service by maintaining professionalism and courtesy.
  • Prepared multiple pizza deliveries for each run, delivering on time and safely.
  • Conducted all daily operations including customer service, food preparation, food delivery.
  • Cleaned and organized eating, service, and kitchen areas.

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Top 10 Best States for Pizza Delivery Drivers

  1. Vermont
  2. Alabama
  3. Montana
  4. Oregon
  5. Wyoming
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Hawaii
  8. South Dakota
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Nebraska
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Pizza 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 6,328 Pizza 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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Pizza Delivery Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

67.3%

Female

24.2%

Unknown

8.4%
Ethnicity

White

65.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.3%

French

7.6%

Russian

4.1%

Japanese

4.1%

Italian

2.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Chinese

2.9%

German

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Mandarin

2.3%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Swedish

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Bulgarian

1.2%

Armenian

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Korean

0.6%

Bosnian

0.6%

Lithuanian

0.6%

Catalan

0.6%
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Pizza Delivery Driver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.6%

The Academy

8.9%

Universal Technical Institute

6.8%

Arizona State University

5.9%

Full Sail University

5.5%

Youngstown State University

5.1%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

Joliet Junior College

5.1%

Grand Rapids Community College

4.2%

Kent State University

4.2%

Columbus State Community College

4.2%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

4.2%

Calhoun Community College

3.8%

Oregon State University

3.8%

Front Range Community College

3.8%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.8%

University of North Texas

3.8%

Austin Community College

3.8%

Kaplan University

3.8%

Houston Community College

3.4%
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Majors

Business

18.1%

Criminal Justice

9.2%

General Studies

8.0%

Automotive Technology

6.5%

Psychology

6.5%

Computer Science

6.4%

Accounting

4.8%

Nursing

4.4%

Communication

3.9%

Kinesiology

3.3%

Biology

3.3%

Graphic Design

3.3%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Information Technology

3.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Culinary Arts

2.8%

Education

2.7%

Precision Metal Working

2.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.6%

Music

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

42.3%

Bachelors

29.5%

Associate

17.1%

Certificate

5.7%

Diploma

2.5%

Masters

2.1%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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