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Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver Salary Information

The salary statistics of light truck or delivery services drivers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of light truck or delivery services drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The light truck or delivery services drivers 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. Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$60,710
75th Percentile Wage
$40,200
50th Percentile Wage
$29,570
25th Percentile Wage
$22,240
10th Percentile Wage
$18,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for light truck or delivery services drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) light truck or delivery services drivers is $60,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,460. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 228% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $29,570 1.37%
2013 $29,170 -0.75%
2012 $29,390 1.07%
2011 $29,080 1.57%
2010 $28,630 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for light truck or delivery services drivers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.28%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.75%.We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 1.07% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.57% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
$29,570
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
$23,210
Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$28,910
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$24,080
Bus Drivers
$30,220
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$37,470
School or Special Client Bus Drivers
$28,850

Table 4. Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of light truck or delivery services drivers in 20 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 light truck or delivery services drivers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $42,650. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $19,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,650
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,930
Mining
$33,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,770
Educational Services
$32,730
Construction
$32,300
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,230
Finance and Insurance
$29,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,350
Manufacturing
$29,140
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,740
Wholesale Trade
$28,550
Information
$28,450
Utilities
$28,290
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,410
Retail Trade
$23,420
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,680

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers by States

From the above tables we note that not only light truck or delivery services drivers 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 light truck or delivery services drivers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,320 to $36,940. The highest paying state for light truck or delivery services drivers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $36,940. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,320. For more salary information of light truck or delivery services drivers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$36,940
Rhode Island
$35,640
Maryland
$34,300
Massachusetts
$33,820
Washington
$33,020
Connecticut
$32,610
Minnesota
$32,600
District of Columbia
$32,570
New York
$32,360
Illinois
$32,100
North Dakota
$32,070
New Jersey
$32,000
Wyoming
$31,470
Nevada
$30,890
Colorado
$30,830
California
$30,670
Kansas
$30,280
Oregon
$30,060
Virginia
$29,820
Indiana
$29,330
Vermont
$29,170
Pennsylvania
$29,160
Tennessee
$29,080
Arizona
$29,040
Hawaii
$29,000
North Carolina
$28,870
New Hampshire
$28,570
Florida
$28,530
Missouri
$28,510
Michigan
$28,430
Texas
$28,410
Montana
$28,300
Wisconsin
$28,240
South Dakota
$28,170
Iowa
$28,020
Kentucky
$27,960
Georgia
$27,870
Oklahoma
$27,800
Ohio
$27,770
Louisiana
$27,640
Idaho
$27,550
Maine
$27,220
South Carolina
$27,210
Nebraska
$26,980
Utah
$26,960
New Mexico
$26,900
Delaware
$26,620
Alabama
$25,960
West Virginia
$25,300
Mississippi
$24,830
Arkansas
$24,370
Virgin Islands
$22,280
Guam
$18,490
Puerto Rico
$18,320