|Quick Facts: Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers|
$36,660 per year
$17.62 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|11% (Much faster than average)|
What Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers Do
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area.
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers have a physically demanding job. Driving a truck for long periods can be tiring. When loading and unloading cargo, drivers do a lot of lifting, carrying, and walking.
How to Become a Delivery Truck Driver or Driver/Sales Worker
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter these occupations. However, some opportunities exist for those without a high school diploma. Workers undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license from the state in which they work and have a clean driving record.
The median annual wage for driver/sales workers was $29,280 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for light truck drivers was $38,280 in May 2021.
Overall employment of delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 219,900 openings for delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
State & Area Data
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers with similar occupations.
More Information, Including Links to O*NET
Learn more about delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.