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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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. Excludes "Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers" (49-9091) and "Light Truck Drivers" (53-3033).


National estimates for Driver/Sales Workers
Industry profile for Driver/Sales Workers
Geographic profile for Driver/Sales Workers

National estimates for Driver/Sales Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Driver/Sales Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
420,890 2.2 % $ 15.32 $ 31,870 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Driver/Sales Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.94 $ 10.01 $ 13.44 $ 19.10 $ 24.48
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,600 $ 20,830 $ 27,960 $ 39,730 $ 50,910


Industry profile for Driver/Sales Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Driver/Sales Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Driver/Sales Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Driver/Sales Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 207,150 2.30 $ 12.47 $ 25,940
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 72,830 7.69 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 15,210 5.97 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Direct Selling Establishments 11,750 8.96 $ 18.97 $ 39,450
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,580 1.94 $ 17.12 $ 35,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Driver/Sales Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 7,380 21.84 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Direct Selling Establishments 11,750 8.96 $ 18.97 $ 39,450
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 72,830 7.69 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 15,210 5.97 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 7,010 5.34 $ 16.93 $ 35,210

Top paying industries for Driver/Sales Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 50 0.01 $ 24.24 $ 50,410
Building Finishing Contractors 70 0.01 $ 23.46 $ 48,810
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $ 21.73 $ 45,210
Facilities Support Services 90 0.06 $ 21.49 $ 44,700


Geographic profile for Driver/Sales Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Driver/Sales Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Driver/Sales Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Driver/Sales Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 45,650 3.77 1.25 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
California 41,910 2.55 0.84 $ 18.34 $ 38,140
Ohio 30,780 5.99 1.98 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Florida 28,490 3.38 1.12 $ 13.68 $ 28,440
North Carolina 18,820 4.39 1.45 $ 12.61 $ 26,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Driver/Sales Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 30,780 5.99 1.98 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Wyoming 1,440 5.49 1.81 $ 14.05 $ 29,230
Colorado 12,330 4.78 1.58 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
North Carolina 18,820 4.39 1.45 $ 12.61 $ 26,230
North Dakota 1,670 4.17 1.38 $ 15.06 $ 31,320




Top paying states for Driver/Sales Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 6,060 3.35 1.11 $ 18.88 $ 39,260
Hawaii 2,020 3.52 1.16 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Massachusetts 5,070 1.51 0.50 $ 18.53 $ 38,550
Washington 7,600 2.38 0.79 $ 18.39 $ 38,250
California 41,910 2.55 0.84 $ 18.34 $ 38,140





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Driver/Sales Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 15,980 1.81 0.60 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,840 2.72 0.90 $ 17.91 $ 37,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,210 3.96 1.31 $ 16.67 $ 34,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,420 2.62 0.87 $ 15.93 $ 33,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,090 3.73 1.23 $ 14.42 $ 29,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,990 3.64 1.20 $ 15.86 $ 32,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,260 3.90 1.29 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,780 2.71 0.89 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 6,220 6.05 2.00 $ 13.54 $ 28,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,730 2.72 0.90 $ 14.88 $ 30,940




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Driver/Sales Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jacksonville, NC 520 11.51 3.80 $ 10.45 $ 21,740
Missoula, MT 640 10.78 3.56 $ 15.72 $ 32,690
Colorado Springs, CO 2,990 10.76 3.56 $ 13.63 $ 28,360
Sebring, FL 230 9.41 3.11 $ 10.69 $ 22,230
Texarkana, TX-AR 480 8.86 2.93 $ 13.92 $ 28,960
Valdosta, GA 460 8.82 2.91 $ 13.91 $ 28,940
Dayton, OH 2,950 8.24 2.72 $ 11.86 $ 24,680
Victoria, TX 300 8.18 2.70 $ 12.44 $ 25,880
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,100 8.15 2.69 $ 11.22 $ 23,340
Columbia, MO 700 7.97 2.63 $ 10.94 $ 22,760