Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
771,210 0.7 % $15.92 $33,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.67 $10.47 $13.98 $19.41 $28.10
Annual Wage (2) $18,030 $21,770 $29,080 $40,370 $58,440


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 140,430 29.37 $24.75 $51,490
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 39,080 7.83 $10.18 $21,170
General Freight Trucking 32,170 3.59 $17.44 $36,270
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 29,000 4.06 $15.03 $31,270
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 28,140 2.75 $13.71 $28,510

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 14,890 33.18 $15.83 $32,920
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 140,430 29.37 $24.75 $51,490
Florists 10,450 15.25 $10.08 $20,960
Furniture Stores 19,230 8.93 $12.01 $24,980
General Rental Centers 3,490 8.66 $12.98 $26,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 140,430 29.37 $24.75 $51,490
Postal Service 2,560 0.39 $24.64 $51,240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 150 0.03 $24.60 $51,160
Motion Picture and Video Industries 410 0.12 $23.96 $49,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $21.84 $45,420


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 88,560 6.31 1.05 $16.74 $34,810
Texas 49,680 4.82 0.80 $15.30 $31,820
New York 44,840 5.32 0.88 $16.97 $35,290
Florida 43,240 6.05 1.01 $15.23 $31,670
Pennsylvania 38,390 6.92 1.15 $15.36 $31,950




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)
North Dakota 2,880 7.75 1.29 $14.55 $30,260
Louisiana 13,350 7.25 1.21 $14.88 $30,940
Colorado 15,280 7.01 1.17 $16.13 $33,550
Maryland 17,220 6.94 1.15 $17.95 $37,330
Pennsylvania 38,390 6.92 1.15 $15.36 $31,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,750 5.59 0.93 $20.68 $43,010
Maryland 17,220 6.94 1.15 $17.95 $37,330
Delaware 2,340 5.80 0.97 $17.74 $36,900
New Jersey 21,320 5.65 0.94 $17.70 $36,810
Massachusetts 20,540 6.51 1.08 $17.62 $36,650





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 27,240 7.13 1.19 $15.97 $33,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,640 4.87 0.81 $17.85 $37,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 22,250 6.21 1.03 $18.28 $38,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,950 6.71 1.12 $16.52 $34,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,830 4.24 0.71 $15.95 $33,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,800 5.95 0.99 $17.23 $35,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,750 4.65 0.77 $19.21 $39,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 10,020 5.90 0.98 $17.50 $36,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 9,870 5.89 0.98 $18.77 $39,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,380 4.59 0.76 $16.73 $34,800