Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes "Couriers and Messengers" (43-5021) and "Driver/Sales Workers" (53-3031).


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)
858,710 0.7 % $16.73 $34,790 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.23 $11.01 $14.70 $19.89 $29.15
Annual Wage (2) $19,200 $22,890 $30,580 $41,370 $60,630


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 161,730 28.75 $24.78 $51,550
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 60,740 11.07 $10.93 $22,740
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 34,110 4.59 $16.21 $33,710
General Freight Trucking 30,320 3.04 $18.56 $38,600
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 30,240 0.29 $11.43 $23,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 27,270 45.17 $16.16 $33,610
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 161,730 28.75 $24.78 $51,550
Florists 9,530 14.97 $11.81 $24,570
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 60,740 11.07 $10.93 $22,740
Consumer Goods Rental 16,790 10.36 $13.97 $29,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 70 0.01 $32.32 $67,220
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 $30.47 $63,370
Postal Service 2,150 0.34 $25.79 $53,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $24.95 $51,900
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 161,730 28.75 $24.78 $51,550


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)
California 99,890 6.26 1.02 $18.21 $37,880
Texas 65,930 5.61 0.92 $15.47 $32,170
Florida 50,660 6.16 1.01 $16.14 $33,560
Illinois 45,750 7.75 1.27 $16.79 $34,910
New York 43,860 4.82 0.79 $17.70 $36,820




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)
Maryland 21,780 8.25 1.35 $18.06 $37,560
Rhode Island 3,750 7.89 1.29 $17.07 $35,510
Illinois 45,750 7.75 1.27 $16.79 $34,910
Louisiana 14,480 7.53 1.23 $15.37 $31,960
Maine 4,450 7.47 1.22 $15.20 $31,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,760 5.43 0.89 $20.71 $43,070
Washington 18,110 5.90 0.97 $18.85 $39,210
North Dakota 2,720 6.40 1.05 $18.22 $37,900
California 99,890 6.26 1.02 $18.21 $37,880
Maryland 21,780 8.25 1.35 $18.06 $37,560





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 32,340 4.91 0.80 $18.70 $38,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,650 6.55 1.07 $17.90 $37,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 26,730 7.35 1.20 $17.59 $36,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,950 5.44 0.89 $15.55 $32,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,560 6.10 1.00 $17.55 $36,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 14,390 5.92 0.97 $16.93 $35,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,090 5.25 0.86 $18.11 $37,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,460 5.92 0.97 $17.90 $37,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,390 8.36 1.37 $19.41 $40,360
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 10,960 6.08 0.99 $18.31 $38,090