|Quick Facts: Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$27,050 per year
$13.00 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||1,262,600|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||13% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||167,500|
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages within a small region or urban area. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households.
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers have a physically demanding job. When loading and unloading cargo, drivers do a lot of lifting, carrying, and walking.
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent. They undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license for the state in which they work.
The median annual wage of driver/sales workers was $22,540 in May 2010. The median annual wage of light truck or delivery services drivers was $28,630 in May 2010.
Employment of light truck or delivery services drivers and driver/sales workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Improved routing through GPS technology can make truck drivers more productive, which may limit the need for more drivers.
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