Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
387,950 1.6 % $13.22 $27,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.01 $8.76 $10.95 $16.60 $21.98
Annual Wage (2) $16,650 $18,220 $22,770 $34,530 $45,720


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 118,960 2.90 $9.52 $19,800
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 72,660 10.17 $16.07 $33,430
Full-Service Restaurants 23,300 0.51 $9.38 $19,510
Direct Selling Establishments 18,910 14.30 $15.88 $33,040
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,610 5.53 $16.60 $34,520

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 6,760 17.69 $14.91 $31,010
Direct Selling Establishments 18,910 14.30 $15.88 $33,040
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 72,660 10.17 $16.07 $33,430
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 15,070 9.18 $17.77 $36,950
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,610 5.53 $16.60 $34,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.60 $42,850
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 60 0.01 $20.06 $41,730
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 90 0.03 $19.60 $40,760
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 310 0.27 $19.11 $39,750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 40 0.01 $19.05 $39,620


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 36,220 2.58 0.85 $14.45 $30,060
Texas 32,140 3.12 1.03 $12.37 $25,730
Florida 22,140 3.10 1.02 $12.83 $26,690
Ohio 21,160 4.25 1.41 $12.52 $26,050
New York 16,720 1.98 0.66 $13.85 $28,810




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 1,410 5.16 1.70 $12.25 $25,490
Montana 2,180 5.14 1.70 $13.23 $27,510
Tennessee 12,160 4.67 1.55 $12.38 $25,740
Rhode Island 2,050 4.54 1.50 $12.25 $25,490
Alaska 1,410 4.51 1.49 $15.01 $31,220




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 340 0.52 0.17 $16.94 $35,230
Washington 5,820 2.14 0.71 $16.06 $33,400
Alaska 1,410 4.51 1.49 $15.01 $31,220
Nevada 2,450 2.21 0.73 $14.92 $31,030
Arkansas 3,720 3.26 1.08 $14.72 $30,620





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 10,860 2.84 0.94 $13.55 $28,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,750 2.72 0.90 $15.18 $31,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,110 3.64 1.20 $12.81 $26,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,490 1.48 0.49 $14.06 $29,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,420 2.51 0.83 $14.45 $30,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,030 3.53 1.17 $11.12 $23,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,850 3.82 1.26 $12.87 $26,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,810 2.08 0.69 $13.17 $27,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,800 2.35 0.78 $12.55 $26,090
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4,520 4.66 1.54 $12.55 $26,100