Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers. Excludes "Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers" (49-9091) and "Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers" (53-3033).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
371,670 1.7 % $13.02 $27,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.69 $8.53 $10.84 $16.33 $21.80
Annual Wage (2) $16,000 $17,740 $22,540 $33,960 $45,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Limited-Service Eating Places 112,760 2.81 $9.18 $19,100
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70,460 9.89 $15.95 $33,170
Full-Service Restaurants 24,390 0.55 $8.96 $18,640
Direct Selling Establishments 18,720 13.97 $15.87 $33,010
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,260 5.32 $16.62 $34,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 6,790 17.31 $14.33 $29,810
Direct Selling Establishments 18,720 13.97 $15.87 $33,010
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70,460 9.89 $15.95 $33,170
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 13,240 8.08 $18.16 $37,770
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,260 5.32 $16.62 $34,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 40 0.05 $20.50 $42,640
Waste Treatment and Disposal 80 0.09 $18.24 $37,940
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 13,240 8.08 $18.16 $37,770
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 970 0.81 $18.15 $37,740
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $17.49 $36,380


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 36,690 2.62 0.90 $13.75 $28,600
Texas 31,840 3.16 1.08 $12.11 $25,200
Ohio 20,380 4.14 1.42 $11.94 $24,830
Florida 19,550 2.75 0.94 $12.59 $26,190
Pennsylvania 15,930 2.91 0.99 $13.88 $28,860




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,350 5.00 1.71 $12.85 $26,730
Tennessee 11,680 4.55 1.55 $11.67 $24,280
Oregon 6,930 4.41 1.51 $14.53 $30,220
Montana 1,790 4.23 1.45 $12.96 $26,960
North Dakota 1,480 4.16 1.42 $12.60 $26,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 450 0.70 0.24 $17.02 $35,390
Washington 5,930 2.20 0.75 $15.46 $32,150
Arkansas 3,370 2.97 1.02 $15.04 $31,280
Massachusetts 6,210 1.99 0.68 $14.90 $30,990
Illinois 15,340 2.78 0.95 $14.83 $30,850

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 9,790 2.77 0.95 $15.46 $32,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,500 2.49 0.85 $12.93 $26,890
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,970 1.60 0.55 $14.47 $30,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,890 3.13 1.07 $12.53 $26,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,360 2.55 0.87 $11.85 $24,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,070 3.62 1.24 $10.96 $22,790
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 5,300 5.50 1.88 $11.41 $23,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,240 2.62 0.90 $12.83 $26,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,200 2.27 0.78 $13.14 $27,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,100 4.05 1.39 $13.19 $27,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Great Falls, MT 380 10.73 3.67 $11.35 $23,600
Springfield, OH 410 8.83 3.02 $11.83 $24,600
Warner Robins, GA 470 8.17 2.79 $10.28 $21,380
Clarksville, TN-KY 610 7.98 2.73 $10.20 $21,220
Cheyenne, WY 320 7.89 2.70 $14.54 $30,250
Dothan, AL 430 7.71 2.64 $12.47 $25,940
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 820 7.68 2.63 $10.48 $21,810
Merced, CA 430 7.53 2.58 (8) (8)
Lancaster, PA 1,630 7.34 2.51 $14.87 $30,930
Bowling Green, KY 400 7.28 2.49 $13.94 $29,000