Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
826,510 0.9 % $16.38 $34,080 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $10.76 $14.35 $19.28 $29.01
Annual Wage (2) $18,860 $22,390 $29,850 $40,110 $60,350


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 153,870 28.45 $24.44 $50,840
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 49,920 9.22 $10.68 $22,210
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 32,100 4.34 $15.81 $32,890
General Freight Trucking 32,040 3.25 $18.69 $38,880
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 28,910 2.64 $14.51 $30,180

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 23,160 42.06 $16.07 $33,420
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 153,870 28.45 $24.44 $50,840
Florists 9,710 15.04 $11.33 $23,560
General Rental Centers 3,840 9.85 $13.96 $29,040
Consumer Goods Rental 15,060 9.52 $13.88 $28,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $32.88 $68,390
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 110 0.02 $29.60 $61,560
Performing Arts Companies 30 0.03 $26.94 $56,030
Postal Service 2,160 0.35 $25.97 $54,010
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 153,870 28.45 $24.44 $50,840


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 89,230 5.76 0.96 $17.98 $37,410
Texas 62,460 5.40 0.90 $15.08 $31,370
New York 45,330 5.04 0.84 $17.15 $35,670
Florida 44,870 5.66 0.94 $15.71 $32,670
Illinois 41,370 7.07 1.18 $16.82 $34,980



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 23,870 8.48 1.42 $15.65 $32,560
Maryland 21,020 8.10 1.35 $18.01 $37,460
Maine 4,470 7.56 1.26 $14.97 $31,130
Louisiana 14,070 7.26 1.21 $15.07 $31,350
Illinois 41,370 7.07 1.18 $16.82 $34,980



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,700 5.19 0.87 $20.59 $42,830
Washington 17,050 5.71 0.95 $18.32 $38,110
Maryland 21,020 8.10 1.35 $18.01 $37,460
California 89,230 5.76 0.96 $17.98 $37,410
Rhode Island 3,040 6.44 1.08 $17.97 $37,370




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 32,800 5.06 0.84 $17.92 $37,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,590 6.24 1.04 $17.16 $35,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 23,990 6.72 1.12 $17.54 $36,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,460 6.23 1.04 $17.48 $36,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,510 4.95 0.83 $15.55 $32,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,320 5.72 0.95 $16.36 $34,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,180 5.04 0.84 $18.42 $38,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,210 5.98 1.00 $16.21 $33,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 10,540 8.01 1.34 $17.88 $37,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 10,210 5.79 0.97 $17.56 $36,520