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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
444,660 1.9 % $14.53 $30,230 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.68 $9.63 $12.43 $18.03 $23.54
Annual Wage (2) $18,060 $20,040 $25,860 $37,500 $48,970


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 220,080 2.03 $11.87 $24,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 79,820 8.08 $18.01 $37,460
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,500 5.62 $18.33 $38,120
Direct Selling Establishments 12,190 9.07 $18.37 $38,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,060 1.72 $15.71 $32,690

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 8,340 20.91 $16.95 $35,260
Direct Selling Establishments 12,190 9.07 $18.37 $38,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 79,820 8.08 $18.01 $37,460
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,500 5.62 $18.33 $38,120
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 5,300 5.54 $16.43 $34,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 80 0.01 $25.09 $52,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $22.67 $47,150
Facilities Support Services 80 0.05 $21.50 $44,710
Animal Food Manufacturing 40 0.06 $20.04 $41,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools 770 0.01 $19.97 $41,540


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 44,690 3.59 1.19 $13.53 $28,150
California 43,980 2.53 0.84 $17.24 $35,860
Ohio 30,370 5.57 1.84 $12.83 $26,680
Florida 30,130 3.43 1.13 $12.68 $26,370
New York 20,110 2.11 0.70 $15.12 $31,440




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 1,680 6.14 2.03 $13.76 $28,620
Ohio 30,370 5.57 1.84 $12.83 $26,680
Colorado 12,360 4.61 1.52 $15.94 $33,150
North Carolina 19,850 4.45 1.47 $12.99 $27,020
North Dakota 1,810 4.29 1.42 $14.65 $30,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 3,600 2.16 0.71 $18.64 $38,780
Oregon 7,510 3.94 1.30 $17.70 $36,810
California 43,980 2.53 0.84 $17.24 $35,860
Hawaii 2,730 4.29 1.42 $17.17 $35,710
Massachusetts 6,380 1.76 0.58 $17.16 $35,700





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 21,030 2.18 0.72 $15.93 $33,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,700 2.68 0.88 $16.61 $34,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,610 3.45 1.14 $14.49 $30,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,370 2.43 0.80 $13.99 $29,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,080 4.04 1.33 $14.09 $29,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,540 3.00 0.99 $14.76 $30,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,990 3.02 1.00 $11.89 $24,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,650 3.88 1.28 $14.40 $29,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,940 2.41 0.80 $14.44 $30,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,660 3.14 1.04 $14.02 $29,160