Van Driver Statistics in the US

The average employee age for van drivers is 47 years. The van driver workforce reached a whopping 63,086 in 2020!

Among van drivers, we discovered that 34.5% of them are women, while 61.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among van drivers is White, which makes up 66.5% of all van drivers. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Van drivers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, van drivers are more likely to find a job in the transportation industry.

From where do we know all information about van driver demographics? We analyzed 8,829 van drivers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Van Driver Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as van drivers. Keep reading to find out what the results for van drivers were.

Van Driver Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among van drivers is White, which makes up 66.5% of all van drivers. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 66.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.2%
  • Black or African American, 12.0%
  • Asian, 3.3%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Van Drivers

The chart below shows that 68.9% of van drivers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 5.7% and French is the third-most popular at 4.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 68.9%
  • German, 5.7%
  • French, 4.1%
  • Portuguese, 3.3%
  • Italian, 3.3%
  • Other, 14.7%

Most Common Degree for Van Driver

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for van drivers. The most common degree for van drivers is high school diploma. In fact, 27% of van drivers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma degree, 27%
  • Bachelors degree, 15%
  • Associate degree, 14%
  • Diploma degree, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 36%

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Van Driver Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among van drivers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Van Driver Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the van driver position over time.


Van Driver Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of van drivers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of van drivers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Van Driver

By looking over 8,829 van drivers resumes, we figured out that the average van driver enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Van Driver Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of van driver employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of van drivers is 40+ years old, which represents 73% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Van Drivers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, tank wagon driver and diesel truck driver have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Bus Matron13%83%
School Bus Attendant18%75%
School Bus Aide20%77%
Van Driver61%34%
Wrecker Operator93%2%
Diesel Truck Driver95%2%
Tank Wagon Driver96%4%
Tank Wagon Driver
Diesel Truck Driver
Wrecker Operator
Van Driver
School Bus Aide
School Bus Attendant
Bus Matron

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Van Drivers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to van drivers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Forklift Operator6.56%
Van Driver6.99%
School Bus Operator7.91%
Cargo Handler8.85%
Transportation Coordinator12.00%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Van Driver?

Male Income
Female Income

Van Driver Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Van Driver Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Master's Degree$30,801
Bachelor's Degree$32,913
Some College/ Associate Degree$33,188
High School Diploma or Less$33,483

Van Driver Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Van Driver Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a van driver can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of van drivers is $37,364. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Van Drivers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where van drivers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Van Drivers Located?

By looking through more than 8,829 resumes, we found that the most popular places for van drivers are WI, Milwaukee and PA, Pittsburgh.

Number of Van Drivers

Where Are Van Drivers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country van drivers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Van Driver Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ van drivers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most van drivers is the transportation industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire van drivers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Van Driver Work In

Employees with the van driver job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most van drivers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ van drivers. Those industries include transportation, hospitality and non profits.

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Non Profits

Health Care


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