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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-3033 Light Truck 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)
923,050 0.8 % $18.52 $38,520 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.13 $12.37 $16.70 $22.94 $31.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,060 $25,730 $34,730 $47,700 $65,400


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 190,410 27.17 $26.01 $54,110
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,000 11.95 $12.08 $25,130
Truck Transportation 51,410 3.38 $20.75 $43,150
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 48,620 50.78 $18.63 $38,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 41,920 4.24 $18.50 $38,470

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 48,620 50.78 $18.63 $38,750
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 190,410 27.17 $26.01 $54,110
Florists 8,880 14.37 $12.68 $26,360
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,000 11.95 $12.08 $25,130
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 33,370 9.45 $14.70 $30,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $31.06 $64,600
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $28.35 $58,980
Postal Service (federal government) 2,340 0.37 $26.69 $55,520
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 190,410 27.17 $26.01 $54,110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $25.90 $53,870


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 110,370 6.35 1.01 $20.66 $42,960
Texas 67,250 5.41 0.86 $18.96 $39,440
Florida 54,840 6.24 0.99 $17.48 $36,350
Illinois 52,530 8.72 1.39 $21.17 $44,040
New York 47,210 4.96 0.79 $19.16 $39,850




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)
Illinois 52,530 8.72 1.39 $21.17 $44,040
Kentucky 15,910 8.39 1.33 $18.06 $37,560
Mississippi 9,160 8.12 1.29 $15.75 $32,760
South Dakota 3,390 7.96 1.27 $17.19 $35,760
Louisiana 15,200 7.91 1.26 $15.87 $33,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,870 5.88 0.94 $22.83 $47,490
Illinois 52,530 8.72 1.39 $21.17 $44,040
North Dakota 2,080 4.93 0.78 $20.87 $43,410
California 110,370 6.35 1.01 $20.66 $42,960
Washington 18,100 5.45 0.87 $20.47 $42,570





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 53,800 5.57 0.89 $19.84 $41,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40,750 6.53 1.04 $20.09 $41,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 38,840 8.31 1.32 $22.31 $46,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 20,280 5.55 0.88 $20.10 $41,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,460 6.73 1.07 $18.51 $38,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 18,400 6.40 1.02 $18.15 $37,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 17,780 6.73 1.07 $17.68 $36,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 16,560 6.70 1.07 $23.46 $48,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,470 5.89 0.94 $20.73 $43,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,200 4.98 0.79 $19.88 $41,360