Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
414,860 1.8 % $14.24 $29,610 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $9.40 $11.88 $17.68 $23.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,810 $19,540 $24,700 $36,770 $48,880


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 203,160 1.90 $11.27 $23,440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 79,000 8.05 $17.97 $37,370
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,240 5.51 $17.84 $37,100
Direct Selling Establishments 12,320 9.22 $18.40 $38,260
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 7,980 1.46 $17.34 $36,060

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 7,710 20.04 $16.84 $35,020
Direct Selling Establishments 12,320 9.22 $18.40 $38,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 79,000 8.05 $17.97 $37,370
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,240 5.51 $17.84 $37,100
Beverage Manufacturing 7,440 2.86 $18.16 $37,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 100 0.01 $24.89 $51,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $22.72 $47,260
Rubber Product Manufacturing 40 0.03 $22.64 $47,100
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses (8) (8) $20.77 $43,210
Warehousing and Storage 2,730 0.24 $20.68 $43,020


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 42,440 3.50 1.22 $13.84 $28,780
California 36,440 2.14 0.75 $17.83 $37,080
Florida 28,850 3.35 1.17 $12.18 $25,330
Ohio 21,710 4.01 1.40 $13.05 $27,140
New York 21,420 2.28 0.80 $14.60 $30,370




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 1,430 5.32 1.86 $13.90 $28,920
North Dakota 2,160 5.18 1.81 $13.93 $28,980
Idaho 2,950 4.18 1.46 $13.26 $27,580
Ohio 21,710 4.01 1.40 $13.05 $27,140
Colorado 10,440 3.98 1.39 $14.97 $31,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 36,440 2.14 0.75 $17.83 $37,080
Hawaii 1,530 2.39 0.83 $17.56 $36,530
Massachusetts 7,910 2.22 0.77 $16.83 $35,010
Oregon 6,910 3.66 1.28 $16.77 $34,870
Connecticut 3,970 2.39 0.83 $16.68 $34,690





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,460 2.15 0.75 $14.93 $31,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,720 2.41 0.84 $16.79 $34,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,680 3.58 1.25 $12.93 $26,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,160 2.85 0.99 $15.89 $33,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,820 2.12 0.74 $13.58 $28,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,140 3.41 1.19 $12.77 $26,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,640 3.72 1.30 $14.65 $30,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,340 2.58 0.90 $13.11 $27,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,180 3.67 1.28 $13.55 $28,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,700 2.43 0.85 $16.61 $34,540