Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
915,310 0.8 % $17.75 $36,920 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.74 $11.79 $15.78 $21.93 $30.14
Annual Wage (2) $20,260 $24,520 $32,810 $45,610 $62,690


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 176,260 28.17 $25.67 $53,390
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 69,460 12.51 $11.54 $24,000
Truck Transportation 48,080 3.26 $19.48 $40,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 44,520 4.53 $17.76 $36,950
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 38,070 0.36 $11.92 $24,790

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 34,870 44.56 $17.19 $35,750
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 176,260 28.17 $25.67 $53,390
Florists 9,470 15.12 $12.24 $25,470
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 69,460 12.51 $11.54 $24,000
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 32,660 9.46 $14.05 $29,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 2,270 0.36 $26.71 $55,550
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 176,260 28.17 $25.67 $53,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $25.18 $52,370
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $24.14 $50,210
Support Activities for Water Transportation 210 0.23 $22.70 $47,210


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 111,100 6.53 1.03 $19.28 $40,110
Texas 65,960 5.45 0.86 $18.07 $37,590
Florida 55,230 6.42 1.01 $17.00 $35,370
Illinois 49,140 8.20 1.30 $19.12 $39,770
New York 46,030 4.90 0.78 $18.34 $38,160




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)
Rhode Island 4,080 8.46 1.34 $17.39 $36,170
Louisiana 15,950 8.34 1.32 $15.83 $32,930
Kentucky 15,680 8.30 1.31 $17.30 $35,990
Illinois 49,140 8.20 1.30 $19.12 $39,770
New Jersey 32,310 7.98 1.26 $18.38 $38,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,840 5.84 0.92 $21.52 $44,750
North Dakota 2,060 4.95 0.78 $20.14 $41,900
Washington 17,740 5.44 0.86 $19.79 $41,160
Massachusetts 22,800 6.38 1.01 $19.69 $40,960
Minnesota 16,070 5.60 0.89 $19.44 $40,440





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 54,030 5.69 0.90 $19.12 $39,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40,410 6.60 1.04 $18.97 $39,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 35,480 7.64 1.21 $19.81 $41,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,040 5.90 0.93 $19.28 $40,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 19,720 7.61 1.20 $17.09 $35,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 17,540 6.16 0.97 $17.78 $36,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,260 6.43 1.02 $18.38 $38,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 17,100 6.20 0.98 $20.26 $42,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 15,930 6.59 1.04 $20.79 $43,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,360 5.15 0.81 $18.44 $38,360