Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
797,010 0.9 % $16.28 $33,870 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $10.69 $14.21 $19.33 $29.19
Annual Wage (2) $18,460 $22,240 $29,570 $40,200 $60,710


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 146,650 28.77 $24.92 $51,840
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 45,940 8.66 $10.49 $21,820
General Freight Trucking 31,600 3.30 $18.29 $38,050
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 30,720 4.20 $15.53 $32,300
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,480 8.34 $12.16 $25,290

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 21,150 39.65 $16.10 $33,490
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 146,650 28.77 $24.92 $51,840
Florists 9,650 14.79 $10.54 $21,920
General Rental Centers 3,730 9.42 $14.03 $29,180
Consumer Goods Rental 15,100 9.38 $13.54 $28,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 120 0.02 $26.71 $55,550
Postal Service 2,240 0.37 $25.65 $53,340
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 146,650 28.77 $24.92 $51,840
Support Activities for Water Transportation 120 0.12 $24.25 $50,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.02 $21.50 $44,720


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 86,070 5.69 0.97 $17.47 $36,340
Texas 59,860 5.33 0.90 $15.21 $31,630
New York 43,620 4.95 0.84 $17.53 $36,470
Florida 42,430 5.54 0.94 $15.66 $32,570
Illinois 39,570 6.86 1.16 $17.61 $36,620



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)
Tennessee 25,010 9.10 1.54 $15.75 $32,750
Maryland 18,830 7.36 1.25 $17.82 $37,060
Hawaii 4,510 7.36 1.25 $15.10 $31,410
New Mexico 5,640 7.16 1.21 $14.19 $29,520
North Dakota 3,040 6.91 1.17 $16.95 $35,250



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,630 5.02 0.85 $19.10 $39,730
Rhode Island 2,810 6.05 1.03 $18.71 $38,910
Maryland 18,830 7.36 1.25 $17.82 $37,060
Washington 17,030 5.88 1.00 $17.69 $36,790
Illinois 39,570 6.86 1.16 $17.61 $36,620




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 25,760 6.87 1.16 $18.56 $38,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,500 6.29 1.07 $16.61 $34,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,380 4.52 0.77 $18.22 $37,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,480 5.45 0.92 $16.33 $33,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,340 6.42 1.09 $16.69 $34,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,210 5.45 0.92 $15.74 $32,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,720 4.51 0.76 $18.52 $38,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 10,380 5.69 0.96 $16.12 $33,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,330 5.55 0.94 $17.00 $35,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 9,850 5.49 0.93 $17.42 $36,230