Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers. Excludes "Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers" (49-9091) and "Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers" (53-3033).


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)
394,110 1.4 % $13.33 $27,730 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.07 $8.80 $10.90 $16.79 $22.23
Annual Wage (2) $16,780 $18,310 $22,670 $34,930 $46,240


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 137,530 1.54 $9.50 $19,750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 73,720 10.24 $16.07 $33,420
Direct Selling Establishments 17,660 13.44 $15.85 $32,960
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,570 5.87 $16.92 $35,200
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 16,180 9.49 $17.70 $36,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 6,910 18.37 $14.80 $30,780
Direct Selling Establishments 17,660 13.44 $15.85 $32,960
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 73,720 10.24 $16.07 $33,420
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 16,180 9.49 $17.70 $36,810
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,570 5.87 $16.92 $35,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 40 0.07 $22.74 $47,300
Animal Food Manufacturing 140 0.27 $21.75 $45,230
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $19.83 $41,240
Waste Collection 500 0.34 $19.18 $39,890
Support Activities for Road Transportation 170 0.20 $18.96 $39,430


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 36,540 2.55 0.84 $15.27 $31,770
Texas 35,430 3.35 1.11 $11.97 $24,890
Ohio 21,390 4.23 1.40 $12.05 $25,060
Florida 19,720 2.71 0.90 $13.06 $27,170
New York 19,580 2.29 0.76 $13.44 $27,950




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)
Montana 2,420 5.60 1.85 $13.76 $28,620
Idaho 2,960 4.94 1.63 $13.42 $27,920
Vermont 1,340 4.54 1.50 $13.16 $27,370
Oregon 7,220 4.48 1.48 $14.77 $30,720
Alaska 1,400 4.38 1.45 $15.74 $32,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.64 0.21 $16.91 $35,170
Alaska 1,400 4.38 1.45 $15.74 $32,730
Nevada 2,740 2.43 0.80 $15.51 $32,250
California 36,540 2.55 0.84 $15.27 $31,770
Washington 5,560 2.01 0.67 $15.22 $31,660





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,670 2.76 0.91 $13.79 $28,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,340 1.81 0.60 $13.45 $27,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,240 3.12 1.03 $12.89 $26,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,880 2.16 0.72 $14.73 $30,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,820 3.46 1.14 $12.77 $26,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,540 2.79 0.92 $12.43 $25,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,850 2.79 0.92 $11.53 $23,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,960 2.84 0.94 $12.60 $26,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,570 2.64 0.87 $12.50 $26,000
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4,420 4.50 1.49 $12.39 $25,780