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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,660
25th Percentile Wage
$19,290
50th Percentile Wage
$24,040
75th Percentile Wage
$35,980
90th Percentile Wage
$48,730

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 $48,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,660. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 175% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of driver/sales workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$24,040
5.03% 5.70%
2016
$22,830
1.66% -
2015
$22,450
0.89% -
2014
$22,250
-2.11% -
2013
$22,720
0.22% -
2012
$22,670
- -

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 educational services sector with an annual salary $35,790. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $20,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$35,790
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,320
Manufacturing
$34,220
Wholesale Trade
$34,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,880
Construction
$33,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,700
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,570
Mining
$28,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,260
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,280
Retail Trade
$27,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,090
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,230
Utilities
$24,850
Information
$24,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,530
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,020

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 $18,310 to $32,070. The highest paying state for driver/sales workers is Vermont with a median annual salary of $32,070. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,310. 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
$32,070
Alabama
$31,710
California
$30,880
Nevada
$30,330
New Jersey
$29,510
Massachusetts
$29,320
Oregon
$29,300
South Dakota
$29,260
Kansas
$28,240
Wisconsin
$28,210
Maine
$28,160
Alaska
$26,850
New Hampshire
$26,780
District of Columbia
$26,630
Wyoming
$26,570
North Dakota
$26,340
Hawaii
$26,260
Montana
$25,860
Nebraska
$25,850
Idaho
$25,470
Arizona
$25,220
Washington
$25,200
Connecticut
$25,080
Texas
$25,000
Utah
$24,620
Colorado
$24,550
Minnesota
$23,990
Missouri
$23,970
Rhode Island
$23,860
Oklahoma
$23,810
North Carolina
$22,940
Maryland
$22,640
Virginia
$22,310
New York
$22,060
Arkansas
$21,880
Pennsylvania
$21,110
Florida
$20,950
Tennessee
$20,780
Mississippi
$20,270
Georgia
$20,210
Virgin Islands
$20,160
Louisiana
$20,130
Michigan
$20,050
West Virginia
$19,950
Illinois
$19,810
Ohio
$19,700
Iowa
$19,600
Delaware
$19,490
Kentucky
$19,390
South Carolina
$19,350
Guam
$19,340
Indiana
$19,060
New Mexico
$18,920
Puerto Rico
$18,310



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