Route Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$44,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Gordon Food Service
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a route driver make?
The national average salary for a Route Driver in the United States is $44,544 per year or $21.42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $61,000. Manufacturing companies and Utilities companies have the most job opportunities for Route Drivers. Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Route Driver salaries in the US. The typical employment for a Route Driver is 3.5 years.
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Average Route Driver Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Route Driver in the USA is $44,544 annually or $21.42 hourly. The city with the highest Route Driver salary is San Jose, CA at $52,781 per year. Not only that, San Jose, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $30,000. Some of the states with the best Route Driver salaries are Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, Arizona, and Virginia. Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Indiana are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Route Driver Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Route Driver Salary By Company

There is good job security in Route Driver positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Route Drivers are Manufacturing companies and Utilities companies. Route Drivers at Gordon Food Service and Medline Industries report the highest salaries. Companies like Performance Food Group and Phillips Feed Service also pay high salaries to their Route Drivers.

Average Route Driver Pay By Industry

Wages for Route Drivers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Manufacturing companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Route Drivers well. Salaries for Route Drivers in Retail companies average $47,190 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies pay $43,925 and $42,439, respectively. The average salary for Route Drivers in the Utilities industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $40,713.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$47,190
$47k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$43,925
$44k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$42,439
$42k
Transportation
Transportation
$42,172
$42k
Utilities
Utilities
$40,713
$41k

Route Driver Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Route Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Route Driver can range from $30,810 to $55,868 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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$33,738
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$39,653
$39,653
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$63,000
$63,000
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$31,305
$31,305
Unitex
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Truck Driver-Route Delivery Driver
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$39,653
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$39,653
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04/22/2020
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$47,834
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$43,000
$43,000