|Quick Facts: Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers|
$34,340 per year
$16.51 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|5% (Faster than average)|
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.
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 $27,960 in May 2020.
The median annual wage for light truck drivers was $37,050 in May 2020.
Overall employment of delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.
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