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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$47,090
75th Percentile Wage
$34,480
50th Percentile Wage
$22,250
25th Percentile Wage
$18,420
10th Percentile Wage
$17,020

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 $47,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,020. Take 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.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $22,250 -2.07%
2013 $22,720 0.22%
2012 $22,670 -0.44%
2011 $22,770 1.02%
2010 $22,540 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for driver/sales workers from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.22%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 1.02% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.44%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Driver/Sales Workers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Driver/Sales Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of driver/sales workers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for driver/sales workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $38,680. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $18,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$38,680
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,750
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,880
Construction
$32,760
Manufacturing
$32,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,710
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,160
Wholesale Trade
$29,590
Mining
$28,130
Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,300
Retail Trade
$25,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,870
Educational Services
$24,720
Information
$23,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$20,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$18,610

Table 5. 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 $18,440 to $29,540. The highest paying state for driver/sales workers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $29,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,440. For more salary information of driver/sales workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$29,540
Alaska
$29,500
Nevada
$29,090
Vermont
$28,330
Maine
$28,180
Massachusetts
$27,990
Arkansas
$27,830
New Jersey
$27,740
Oregon
$27,600
Maryland
$27,430
California
$26,370
Connecticut
$25,940
Idaho
$25,930
Alabama
$25,590
Tennessee
$25,200
Louisiana
$24,640
District of Columbia
$24,530
North Carolina
$24,500
Washington
$24,190
South Dakota
$24,170
Oklahoma
$24,070
Mississippi
$23,910
North Dakota
$23,780
Kansas
$23,690
Illinois
$23,600
New Mexico
$23,510
Virginia
$22,610
New York
$22,120
Montana
$22,070
Utah
$21,810
Wyoming
$21,780
Wisconsin
$21,630
Georgia
$21,580
Texas
$21,500
Colorado
$21,080
West Virginia
$20,820
Pennsylvania
$20,770
Michigan
$20,690
Nebraska
$20,620
Iowa
$20,260
Minnesota
$20,190
New Hampshire
$19,990
Arizona
$19,960
Missouri
$19,910
Kentucky
$19,440
Florida
$19,210
Virgin Islands
$19,200
Indiana
$19,180
South Carolina
$19,170
Delaware
$18,980
Ohio
$18,920
Guam
$18,480
Puerto Rico
$18,440