Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
417,660 1.7 % $13.41 $27,890 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $9.01 $10.79 $16.61 $22.79
Annual Wage (2) $17,310 $18,740 $22,450 $34,540 $47,410


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 168,140 1.69 $9.98 $20,770
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 67,580 9.14 $16.35 $34,000
Direct Selling Establishments 16,940 12.76 $16.96 $35,270
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,730 5.56 $16.94 $35,240
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 14,200 7.61 $18.57 $38,630

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 6,970 18.42 $15.21 $31,640
Direct Selling Establishments 16,940 12.76 $16.96 $35,270
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 67,580 9.14 $16.35 $34,000
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 14,200 7.61 $18.57 $38,630
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,730 5.56 $16.94 $35,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $19.85 $41,280
Warehousing and Storage 2,460 0.30 $19.33 $40,200
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,270 0.53 $19.25 $40,040
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,070 0.84 $19.21 $39,960
General Freight Trucking 3,600 0.36 $18.83 $39,170


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)
Texas 46,910 4.05 1.34 $13.25 $27,560
California 41,440 2.67 0.88 $15.08 $31,360
Florida 22,980 2.90 0.96 $11.58 $24,090
Ohio 22,510 4.26 1.41 $11.67 $24,270
New York 21,880 2.44 0.80 $13.36 $27,800



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 1,610 5.68 1.88 $11.86 $24,660
Ohio 22,510 4.26 1.41 $11.67 $24,270
Indiana 12,060 4.09 1.35 $11.94 $24,840
Texas 46,910 4.05 1.34 $13.25 $27,560
Oregon 7,000 4.03 1.33 $14.51 $30,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 1,720 3.65 1.20 $17.29 $35,970
New Jersey 6,800 1.74 0.58 $16.26 $33,810
Idaho 2,270 3.53 1.17 $15.55 $32,350
Connecticut 2,850 1.72 0.57 $15.42 $32,080
Maine (8) (8) (8) $15.41 $32,050




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 14,530 3.54 1.17 $14.26 $29,650
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,980 1.85 0.61 $13.87 $28,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,460 4.92 1.62 $13.22 $27,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,450 3.91 1.29 $14.76 $30,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,910 3.19 1.05 $14.21 $29,550
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,470 1.81 0.60 $15.37 $31,970
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 5,360 5.40 1.78 $11.36 $23,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,730 1.96 0.65 $15.36 $31,950
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,690 4.57 1.51 $10.77 $22,400
Columbus, OH 4,650 4.63 1.53 $11.33 $23,570