Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
426,310 1.8 % $13.67 $28,440 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.41 $9.10 $10.98 $16.99 $23.27
Annual Wage (2) $17,500 $18,930 $22,830 $35,330 $48,400


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 185,500 1.80 $10.21 $21,240
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 66,930 9.01 $17.53 $36,460
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,890 5.61 $17.09 $35,540
Direct Selling Establishments 16,320 12.26 $17.07 $35,500
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 12,600 1.42 $16.31 $33,930

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 7,190 18.44 $15.39 $32,010
Direct Selling Establishments 16,320 12.26 $17.07 $35,500
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 66,930 9.01 $17.53 $36,460
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 12,390 6.37 $18.92 $39,350
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 16,890 5.61 $17.09 $35,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $20.80 $43,270
Warehousing and Storage 2,240 0.25 $20.58 $42,810
Business Support Services 100 0.01 $19.56 $40,690
General Freight Trucking 3,870 0.39 $19.48 $40,520
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 12,390 6.37 $18.92 $39,350


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 48,570 4.14 1.36 $14.19 $29,510
California 40,240 2.52 0.83 $16.98 $35,320
Florida 25,980 3.16 1.04 $12.17 $25,310
Ohio 22,220 4.16 1.37 $12.04 $25,030
New York 22,070 2.43 0.80 $13.36 $27,780




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 1,590 5.75 1.89 $12.01 $24,970
North Dakota 1,850 4.35 1.43 $13.69 $28,480
Ohio 22,220 4.16 1.37 $12.04 $25,030
Texas 48,570 4.14 1.36 $14.19 $29,510
Maine 2,410 4.05 1.33 $14.59 $30,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 40,240 2.52 0.83 $16.98 $35,320
Vermont 670 2.19 0.72 $16.83 $35,010
Hawaii 1,720 2.72 0.89 $15.83 $32,920
Idaho 2,560 3.86 1.27 $15.68 $32,620
Massachusetts 9,610 2.78 0.91 $15.66 $32,570





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,230 3.61 1.19 $16.34 $33,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,760 4.69 1.54 $15.45 $32,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,890 1.96 0.64 $13.43 $27,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,530 4.33 1.43 $15.21 $31,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,250 3.23 1.06 $11.94 $24,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,820 2.15 0.71 $13.71 $28,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,900 3.05 1.00 $12.86 $26,750
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 5,460 5.38 1.77 $11.44 $23,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,180 2.71 0.89 $12.00 $24,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,700 2.61 0.86 $16.14 $33,570