Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes "Couriers and Messengers" (43-5021) and "Driver/Sales Workers" (53-3031).


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)
769,010 0.7 % $16.32 $33,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.75 $10.54 $14.13 $19.95 $30.06
Annual Wage (2) $18,190 $21,920 $29,390 $41,490 $62,520


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 146,710 30.68 $25.82 $53,710
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 40,190 7.88 $10.35 $21,520
General Freight Trucking 31,090 3.38 $17.65 $36,700
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,280 3.65 $14.92 $31,030
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 26,150 2.55 $13.99 $29,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 17,080 35.52 $15.77 $32,800
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 146,710 30.68 $25.82 $53,710
Florists 10,450 15.47 $10.19 $21,190
General Rental Centers 3,670 9.26 $13.03 $27,090
Consumer Goods Rental 14,910 8.80 $13.06 $27,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 330 0.09 $26.58 $55,290
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 146,710 30.68 $25.82 $53,710
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 90 0.01 $25.51 $53,050
Postal Service 2,310 0.37 $24.99 $51,980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $22.41 $46,620


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 82,290 5.75 0.97 $16.91 $35,180
Texas 54,000 5.10 0.86 $15.71 $32,670
New York 40,770 4.77 0.81 $18.04 $37,530
Florida 40,660 5.59 0.95 $15.83 $32,930
Illinois 38,680 6.86 1.16 $17.28 $35,940




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)
North Dakota 3,130 7.75 1.31 $15.86 $32,990
Tennessee 20,210 7.60 1.29 $15.91 $33,100
Massachusetts 22,460 7.01 1.19 $18.03 $37,500
Michigan 27,170 6.94 1.18 $15.59 $32,430
West Virginia 4,880 6.86 1.16 $15.25 $31,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,960 6.15 1.04 $20.70 $43,060
Rhode Island 2,800 6.17 1.05 $18.39 $38,250
Oregon 8,000 4.97 0.84 $18.29 $38,040
New York 40,770 4.77 0.81 $18.04 $37,530
Massachusetts 22,460 7.01 1.19 $18.03 $37,500





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 24,430 6.31 1.07 $16.33 $33,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 24,430 6.71 1.14 $18.54 $38,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 22,390 4.34 0.74 $19.06 $39,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,930 6.60 1.12 $17.37 $36,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,700 5.19 0.88 $17.08 $35,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 11,050 6.46 1.09 $19.06 $39,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,580 5.04 0.85 $16.15 $33,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,880 4.22 0.71 $19.43 $40,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,850 5.40 0.92 $17.48 $36,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 9,500 5.49 0.93 $17.53 $36,470