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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
477,020 2.4 % $ 15.37 $ 31,970 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Driver/Sales Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.83 $ 10.85 $ 14.08 $ 18.18 $ 23.01
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,360 $ 22,570 $ 29,280 $ 37,810 $ 47,850


Industry profile for Driver/Sales Workers:

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 240,040 2.54 $ 11.97 $ 24,900
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 80,370 8.66 $ 20.42 $ 42,470
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 19,280 8.35 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Direct Selling Establishments 12,010 9.25 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 9,100 1.68 $ 13.69 $ 28,460

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 5,510 18.73 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Direct Selling Establishments 12,010 9.25 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 80,370 8.66 $ 20.42 $ 42,470
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 19,280 8.35 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Florists 2,370 4.34 $ 12.56 $ 26,130

Top paying industries for Driver/Sales Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Freight Transportation Arrangement 280 0.12 $ 24.90 $ 51,800
Warehousing and Storage 6,170 0.37 $ 23.98 $ 49,890
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $ 22.88 $ 47,600
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) (8) (8) $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Death Care Services 70 0.05 $ 21.80 $ 45,350


Geographic profile for Driver/Sales Workers:

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.



Map of employment of driver/sales workers by state, May 2021


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 45,680 3.74 1.10 $ 15.03 $ 31,250
California 41,480 2.51 0.74 $ 18.90 $ 39,320
Ohio 35,140 6.76 2.00 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
Florida 35,070 4.08 1.20 $ 13.59 $ 28,280
Illinois 19,810 3.53 1.04 $ 14.43 $ 30,010


Map of location quotient of driver/sales workers by state, May 2021


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 35,140 6.76 2.00 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
North Dakota 2,420 6.12 1.81 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Wyoming 1,370 5.27 1.56 $ 12.97 $ 26,970
Missouri 14,070 5.16 1.52 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Kentucky 9,280 5.05 1.49 $ 13.70 $ 28,490


Map of annual mean wages of driver/sales workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Driver/Sales Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 2,420 6.12 1.81 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Oregon 7,010 3.84 1.13 $ 19.39 $ 40,340
California 41,480 2.51 0.74 $ 18.90 $ 39,320
District of Columbia 510 0.78 0.23 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Massachusetts 6,790 2.00 0.59 $ 18.24 $ 37,930



Map of employment of driver/sales workers by area, May 2021


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 25,990 2.99 0.88 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,360 2.69 0.79 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,760 3.49 1.03 $ 14.48 $ 30,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,790 3.01 0.89 $ 16.43 $ 34,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,490 3.62 1.07 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,910 4.04 1.19 $ 13.66 $ 28,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,730 3.29 0.97 $ 14.86 $ 30,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,320 3.21 0.95 $ 13.13 $ 27,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,120 3.37 0.99 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,060 2.41 0.71 $ 14.70 $ 30,570


Map of location quotient of driver/sales workers by area, May 2021


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)
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,580 10.00 2.95 $ 12.89 $ 26,810
Lima, OH 480 9.80 2.90 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
Springfield, OH 390 8.80 2.60 $ 13.24 $ 27,550
Akron, OH 2,690 8.74 2.58 $ 13.90 $ 28,900
Dayton, OH 3,090 8.70 2.57 $ 12.70 $ 26,420
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 440 8.30 2.45 $ 14.16 $ 29,440
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,600 8.30 2.45 $ 13.31 $ 27,670
Mansfield, OH 360 7.63 2.25 $ 14.50 $ 30,170
Bowling Green, KY 520 7.26 2.15 $ 13.31 $ 27,680
Springfield, MO 1,490 7.23 2.14 $ 16.91 $ 35,170