Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes "Couriers and Messengers" (43-5021) and "Driver/Sales Workers" (53-3031).


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)
780,260 0.7 % $15.45 $32,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.54 $10.37 $13.77 $18.79 $26.37
Annual Wage (2) $17,770 $21,570 $28,630 $39,080 $54,850


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 132,130 27.54 $23.64 $49,180
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 38,790 7.96 $10.01 $20,830
General Freight Trucking 32,990 3.82 $17.60 $36,600
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 30,260 4.25 $14.84 $30,880
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 30,070 2.92 $13.52 $28,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 14,160 33.59 $15.67 $32,590
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 132,130 27.54 $23.64 $49,180
Florists 11,490 16.03 $10.08 $20,970
Furniture Stores 20,650 9.44 $12.07 $25,110
General Rental Centers 3,460 8.54 $12.58 $26,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 2,580 0.38 $24.75 $51,470
Motion Picture and Video Industries 450 0.13 $24.13 $50,190
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 132,130 27.54 $23.64 $49,180
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 160 0.03 $22.41 $46,620
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $22.06 $45,880


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 90,750 6.48 1.06 $16.42 $34,150
Texas 56,040 5.55 0.91 $14.93 $31,060
Florida 45,780 6.45 1.05 $14.90 $30,990
New York 45,720 5.48 0.89 $16.56 $34,450
Pennsylvania 36,630 6.68 1.09 $14.89 $30,970




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)
Louisiana 13,620 7.43 1.21 $14.44 $30,030
Georgia 27,610 7.37 1.20 $15.27 $31,760
Maryland 18,040 7.33 1.19 $17.39 $36,170
Hawaii 4,130 7.23 1.18 $15.22 $31,660
Kentucky 12,220 7.12 1.16 $14.81 $30,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,830 5.95 0.97 $18.98 $39,490
Maryland 18,040 7.33 1.19 $17.39 $36,170
New Jersey 20,530 5.44 0.89 $17.27 $35,930
Minnesota 12,700 4.96 0.81 $16.96 $35,280
Delaware 2,520 6.34 1.03 $16.95 $35,260

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,600 7.23 1.18 $15.87 $33,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,980 5.01 0.82 $17.43 $36,250
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 20,370 5.75 0.94 $17.74 $36,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,370 7.44 1.21 $16.06 $33,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,090 5.24 0.85 $16.37 $34,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,120 5.30 0.86 $18.19 $37,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,880 6.03 0.98 $16.50 $34,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,390 6.17 1.01 $17.15 $35,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,290 5.14 0.84 $16.00 $33,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,510 8.34 1.36 $15.26 $31,750




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)
Dalton, GA 950 14.93 2.43 $13.21 $27,480
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 600 14.05 2.29 $13.40 $27,860
Albany, GA 700 11.84 1.93 $15.13 $31,480
Altoona, PA 630 11.09 1.81 $14.62 $30,410
Macon, GA 950 10.58 1.72 $13.96 $29,050
Wausau, WI 680 10.55 1.72 $14.70 $30,580
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 900 10.50 1.71 $17.70 $36,820
Rockford, IL 1,370 10.02 1.63 $14.05 $29,230
Eau Claire, WI 740 9.84 1.60 $13.98 $29,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3,480 9.71 1.58 $14.34 $29,820