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Driver/Sales Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of driver/sales workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of driver/sales workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The driver/sales workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Driver/Sales Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,500
25th Percentile Wage
$18,930
50th Percentile Wage
$22,830
75th Percentile Wage
$35,330
90th Percentile Wage
$48,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for driver/sales workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) driver/sales workers is $48,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,500. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 176% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of driver/sales workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,8301.66%0.70%
201522,4500.89%-
201422,250-2.11%-
201322,7200.22%-
201222,670--

Table 2. Driver/Sales Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of driver/sales workers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for driver/sales workers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $36,430. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $19,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,430
Construction
$34,450
Educational Services
$33,840
Manufacturing
$33,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,670
Wholesale Trade
$33,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,620
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,720
Mining
$28,640
Utilities
$27,980
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,420
Retail Trade
$25,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,040
Information
$23,920
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,260

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Driver/Sales Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only driver/sales workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of driver/sales workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,270 to $31,270. The highest paying state for driver/sales workers is Vermont with a median annual salary of $31,270. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,270. For more salary information of driver/sales workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$31,270
California
$31,010
Hawaii
$29,660
Alabama
$29,110
Alaska
$28,940
Maine
$28,440
New Jersey
$28,350
Nevada
$27,980
Massachusetts
$27,860
Idaho
$27,620
Oregon
$27,190
South Dakota
$26,110
Arkansas
$25,570
Virginia
$25,080
Wisconsin
$25,070
District of Columbia
$24,850
New Hampshire
$24,470
Kansas
$24,410
Texas
$24,250
Washington
$24,140
Louisiana
$23,880
Connecticut
$23,350
North Dakota
$23,230
Oklahoma
$23,230
Utah
$22,480
Tennessee
$22,470
Nebraska
$22,280
North Carolina
$22,060
Delaware
$22,000
Montana
$21,910
Pennsylvania
$21,340
Wyoming
$21,330
Illinois
$21,150
Missouri
$21,060
New York
$20,670
West Virginia
$20,540
Michigan
$20,450
Rhode Island
$20,320
Minnesota
$20,310
Arizona
$20,230
Maryland
$20,220
Kentucky
$20,150
Florida
$19,860
Colorado
$19,720
Mississippi
$19,680
Georgia
$19,550
Ohio
$19,310
Iowa
$19,280
South Carolina
$19,180
Virgin Islands
$19,150
Guam
$19,110
New Mexico
$18,870
Indiana
$18,860
Puerto Rico
$18,270


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