Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
877,670 0.7 % $17.12 $35,610 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.32 $15.12 $20.85 $29.39
Annual Wage (2) $19,610 $23,550 $31,450 $43,370 $61,120


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 167,460 28.14 $25.10 $52,210
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 64,830 11.71 $11.11 $23,110
Truck Transportation 41,390 2.86 $18.76 $39,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 41,270 4.36 $16.89 $35,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 33,970 0.32 $11.39 $23,680

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 29,710 44.26 $16.74 $34,820
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 167,460 28.14 $25.10 $52,210
Florists 9,920 15.52 $12.16 $25,290
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 64,830 11.71 $11.11 $23,110
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30,400 9.11 $13.49 $28,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 2,160 0.34 $26.55 $55,230
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 167,460 28.14 $25.10 $52,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $23.14 $48,130
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.55 $44,830
Rail Transportation 230 0.10 $20.73 $43,110


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 103,760 6.21 1.01 $18.63 $38,760
Texas 65,380 5.50 0.89 $16.59 $34,510
Florida 54,000 6.41 1.04 $16.19 $33,670
New York 46,000 5.00 0.81 $17.76 $36,950
Illinois 45,550 7.68 1.25 $17.73 $36,890




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)
Montana 3,700 8.04 1.31 $16.22 $33,740
Maryland 21,260 7.98 1.30 $18.13 $37,710
Louisiana 15,050 7.91 1.28 $15.78 $32,810
Rhode Island 3,660 7.69 1.25 $16.54 $34,390
Illinois 45,550 7.68 1.25 $17.73 $36,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,860 5.85 0.95 $20.75 $43,160
North Dakota 2,310 5.55 0.90 $19.26 $40,050
Washington 18,710 5.87 0.95 $19.03 $39,580
Massachusetts 21,160 6.00 0.97 $18.84 $39,180
Minnesota 15,550 5.48 0.89 $18.75 $39,010



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 36,240 5.41 0.88 $18.59 $38,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 28,230 6.37 1.03 $18.78 $39,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 27,300 7.45 1.21 $18.95 $39,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,510 5.92 0.96 $18.36 $38,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,720 5.03 0.82 $17.06 $35,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,850 5.56 0.90 $18.42 $38,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,530 4.97 0.81 $18.11 $37,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,060 8.40 1.36 $19.11 $39,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,460 5.79 0.94 $18.30 $38,070
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 10,780 7.92 1.29 $17.76 $36,930