Delivery driver

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How much does a Delivery Driver make in the United States?

Average base salary
250.8k salaries reported, updated at May 29, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a delivery driver is $12.99 per hour in the United States and $50.00 tips per day.
Additional compensation
per day
Most common benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance

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What does a Delivery Driver do?

Everything you buy, from groceries to a new car, will have made its way to the store or showroom in the care of a delivery driver. But there's more to the job than moving things from one place to another and it can be a truly interesting career.

Working as a Delivery Driver

  • Loading and transporting items on behalf of a variety of clients and delivering them safely to their destination
  • Planning routes including scheduling essential stops, avoiding traffic and minimizing delays
  • Knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Using a range of vehicles from cars and motorcycles to trucks, transporters, and forklifts
  • Preparing and completing documentation to ensure that each consignment is documented properly
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about being a Delivery Driver

What personal qualities do you need to have to be a delivery driver?

Being organised and being methodical will help you to manage your time effectively and get to your destination on time. Customer service skills will be a huge asset when dealing with clients at either end of the chain who may have questions, complaints or have special instructions that you will need to accommodate.

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Are there any physical requirements to be a delivery driver?

You will usually be involved in loading and unloading consignments, so strength and manual handling skills are essential. You will also be sitting behind the wheel for large periods of time, so you will need to be able to deal with the physical effects of long periods of driving as well.

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Can a delivery driver choose his own hours?

Yes, A delivery driver can choose his own hours if he is an independent contractor.

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