Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
426,870 1.8 % $13.99 $29,090 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.27 $11.56 $17.30 $23.43
Annual Wage (2) $17,660 $19,290 $24,040 $35,980 $48,730


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 196,570 1.87 $10.85 $22,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 78,750 8.33 $17.79 $37,010
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,980 5.67 $17.30 $35,990
Direct Selling Establishments 14,410 10.94 $17.51 $36,410
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 13,720 1.56 $17.01 $35,380

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 7,890 20.06 $16.47 $34,260
Direct Selling Establishments 14,410 10.94 $17.51 $36,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 78,750 8.33 $17.79 $37,010
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,980 5.67 $17.30 $35,990
Beverage Manufacturing 6,760 2.77 $18.01 $37,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Road Transportation (8) (8) $22.91 $47,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $21.81 $45,370
Warehousing and Storage 1,920 0.19 $21.48 $44,680
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 100 0.30 $20.99 $43,660
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 60 0.01 $20.96 $43,590


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 44,120 3.71 1.24 $13.81 $28,720
California 40,690 2.44 0.81 $17.04 $35,440
Florida 28,790 3.42 1.14 $12.39 $25,770
New York 22,730 2.47 0.82 $13.50 $28,090
Ohio 21,630 4.03 1.34 $12.76 $26,540




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 1,610 6.01 2.01 $13.45 $27,970
North Dakota 1,940 4.66 1.56 $14.88 $30,940
Ohio 21,630 4.03 1.34 $12.76 $26,540
Indiana 11,330 3.75 1.25 $12.88 $26,790
Idaho 2,570 3.74 1.25 $14.56 $30,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 680 2.23 0.75 $17.24 $35,860
California 40,690 2.44 0.81 $17.04 $35,440
Connecticut 3,320 2.00 0.67 $16.56 $34,440
District of Columbia 500 0.70 0.23 $16.27 $33,840
Massachusetts 9,340 2.65 0.88 $16.21 $33,710



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,530 3.05 1.02 $16.38 $34,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,940 1.93 0.65 $13.35 $27,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,410 4.24 1.41 $13.67 $28,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,830 3.75 1.25 $12.57 $26,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,950 3.59 1.20 $15.55 $32,340
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,830 2.14 0.71 $12.24 $25,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,870 3.56 1.19 $13.66 $28,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,080 3.07 1.03 $14.24 $29,610
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,040 4.99 1.67 $12.27 $25,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,070 2.76 0.92 $16.07 $33,410


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cheyenne, WY 490 10.89 3.64 $14.73 $30,640
Beckley, WV 390 9.23 3.08 $12.21 $25,390
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 520 8.73 2.91 $21.31 $44,330
Victoria, TX 330 8.33 2.78 $13.86 $28,820
Port St. Lucie, FL 1,130 7.99 2.67 $11.67 $24,270
Missoula, MT 450 7.52 2.51 $13.31 $27,680
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,560 7.28 2.43 (8) (8)
Eugene, OR 1,090 7.13 2.38 $13.26 $27,580
Winston-Salem, NC 1,880 7.12 2.38 $10.36 $21,560
Ocala, FL 710 7.03 2.35 $12.84 $26,710