Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
405,810 1.7 % $13.33 $27,720 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.18 $8.86 $10.70 $16.58 $22.64
Annual Wage (2) $17,020 $18,420 $22,250 $34,480 $47,090


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 153,380 1.59 $9.68 $20,130
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 69,710 9.54 $15.98 $33,230
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,890 5.95 $17.13 $35,640
Direct Selling Establishments 16,790 12.74 $16.78 $34,910
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 14,940 8.13 $18.43 $38,330

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 6,620 17.91 $14.84 $30,870
Direct Selling Establishments 16,790 12.74 $16.78 $34,910
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 69,710 9.54 $15.98 $33,230
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 14,940 8.13 $18.43 $38,330
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,890 5.95 $17.13 $35,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 270 0.07 $24.45 $50,860
Water, Sewage and Other Systems (8) (8) $22.49 $46,770
Specialized Freight Trucking 3,910 0.88 $19.65 $40,870
Animal Food Manufacturing 150 0.28 $19.62 $40,800
Warehousing and Storage 2,850 0.39 $19.09 $39,700


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 46,430 4.13 1.38 $12.68 $26,380
California 38,670 2.56 0.85 $15.07 $31,340
Ohio 21,260 4.09 1.36 $11.49 $23,910
Florida 21,240 2.77 0.92 $11.20 $23,300
New York 20,920 2.37 0.79 $13.68 $28,460



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 1,460 5.16 1.72 $12.25 $25,480
Montana 2,070 4.66 1.55 $13.96 $29,030
Texas 46,430 4.13 1.38 $12.68 $26,380
Idaho 2,590 4.13 1.38 $14.83 $30,850
Ohio 21,260 4.09 1.36 $11.49 $23,910



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 7,720 2.00 0.66 $16.33 $33,970
Maine 1,700 2.89 0.96 $15.67 $32,590
Massachusetts 7,390 2.23 0.74 $15.47 $32,180
Alaska 1,230 3.77 1.26 $15.42 $32,070
Vermont 1,010 3.37 1.12 $15.41 $32,060




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 12,120 2.99 1.00 $14.66 $30,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,590 4.08 1.36 $13.47 $28,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,230 4.57 1.52 $12.42 $25,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,180 1.89 0.63 $13.79 $28,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,390 3.51 1.17 $13.51 $28,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,500 1.73 0.58 $14.64 $30,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,040 2.54 0.85 $13.92 $28,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,150 2.82 0.94 $13.38 $27,820
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 4,370 3.30 1.10 $13.28 $27,620
Columbus, OH 4,300 4.44 1.48 $10.68 $22,220