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

53-3033 Light Truck Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes "Couriers and Messengers" (43-5021) and "Driver/Sales Workers" (53-3031).


National estimates for Light Truck Drivers
Industry profile for Light Truck Drivers
Geographic profile for Light Truck Drivers

National estimates for Light Truck Drivers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Light Truck Drivers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
929,470 0.9 % $ 19.74 $ 41,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Light Truck Drivers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.80 $ 13.26 $ 17.81 $ 24.45 $ 33.69
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,470 $ 27,580 $ 37,050 $ 50,850 $ 70,080


Industry profile for Light Truck Drivers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Light Truck Drivers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Light Truck Drivers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Light Truck Drivers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 213,170 27.72 $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 72,690 55.37 $ 20.11 $ 41,840
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,670 12.52 $ 12.72 $ 26,460
Truck Transportation 54,950 3.74 $ 21.24 $ 44,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 42,540 4.49 $ 18.90 $ 39,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Light Truck Drivers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 72,690 55.37 $ 20.11 $ 41,840
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 213,170 27.72 $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Florists 7,630 14.48 $ 13.56 $ 28,200
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,670 12.52 $ 12.72 $ 26,460
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30,940 9.13 $ 15.51 $ 32,260

Top paying industries for Light Truck Drivers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 730 0.22 $ 32.38 $ 67,350
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.43 $ 32.10 $ 66,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $ 29.09 $ 60,500
Postal Service (federal government) 2,370 0.38 $ 27.48 $ 57,160
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 213,170 27.72 $ 27.17 $ 56,520


Geographic profile for Light Truck Drivers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Light Truck Drivers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Light Truck Drivers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Light Truck Drivers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 111,530 6.79 1.02 $ 22.09 $ 45,960
Texas 73,120 6.04 0.90 $ 19.99 $ 41,580
Florida 57,500 6.81 1.02 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Illinois 56,390 10.02 1.50 $ 22.75 $ 47,330
New York 44,270 5.09 0.76 $ 20.57 $ 42,780




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Light Truck Drivers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 56,390 10.02 1.50 $ 22.75 $ 47,330
Tennessee 25,690 8.85 1.32 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Kentucky 15,670 8.79 1.32 $ 19.21 $ 39,960
Connecticut 12,870 8.35 1.25 $ 19.53 $ 40,620
Mississippi 8,820 8.19 1.23 $ 17.40 $ 36,190




Top paying states for Light Truck Drivers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,540 5.18 0.78 $ 24.25 $ 50,450
Illinois 56,390 10.02 1.50 $ 22.75 $ 47,330
California 111,530 6.79 1.02 $ 22.09 $ 45,960
Washington 19,100 5.98 0.89 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Massachusetts 21,790 6.50 0.97 $ 21.55 $ 44,820





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Light Truck Drivers:

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 49,200 5.57 0.83 $ 21.27 $ 44,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 42,890 9.83 1.47 $ 23.89 $ 49,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40,970 7.04 1.05 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 24,160 6.73 1.01 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20,180 7.48 1.12 $ 20.12 $ 41,850
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 19,090 7.61 1.14 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,720 7.11 1.06 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 16,790 7.20 1.08 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,700 5.52 0.83 $ 22.49 $ 46,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,240 6.24 0.93 $ 22.25 $ 46,270




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Light Truck Drivers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 1,600 15.56 2.33 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Muskegon, MI 850 15.50 2.32 $ 14.88 $ 30,960
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 1,440 15.02 2.25 $ 21.66 $ 45,050
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 8,840 14.53 2.17 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Beckley, WV 560 13.97 2.09 $ 14.73 $ 30,630
Albany, GA 800 13.58 2.03 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Bowling Green, KY 900 13.25 1.98 $ 15.99 $ 33,270
Odessa, TX 950 12.85 1.92 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Savannah, GA 2,170 12.75 1.91 $ 17.24 $ 35,850
Rapid City, SD 790 12.47 1.87 $ 16.81 $ 34,960