Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
396,470 1.5 % $13.41 $27,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.09 $8.82 $10.92 $16.86 $22.50
Annual Wage (2) $16,830 $18,350 $22,720 $35,070 $46,800


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 142,470 1.53 $9.66 $20,080
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 72,290 9.87 $15.83 $32,930
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,760 5.91 $16.94 $35,230
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 17,090 9.62 $18.25 $37,950
Direct Selling Establishments 16,930 12.96 $16.47 $34,260

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 7,130 18.77 $15.01 $31,210
Direct Selling Establishments 16,930 12.96 $16.47 $34,260
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 72,290 9.87 $15.83 $32,930
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 17,090 9.62 $18.25 $37,950
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 17,760 5.91 $16.94 $35,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 280 0.07 $24.17 $50,270
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $21.88 $45,520
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 40 0.08 $21.10 $43,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.73 $43,130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $19.40 $40,350


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)
Texas 37,830 3.47 1.16 $12.40 $25,780
California 36,860 2.51 0.84 $14.88 $30,950
New York 20,740 2.40 0.80 $13.88 $28,880
Ohio 20,640 4.03 1.35 $11.99 $24,930
Florida 19,950 2.68 0.90 $12.29 $25,550




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 2,270 5.18 1.73 $13.98 $29,070
Wyoming 1,320 4.72 1.58 $12.35 $25,690
Rhode Island 2,140 4.70 1.57 $13.09 $27,220
Idaho 2,580 4.21 1.41 $14.09 $29,300
Ohio 20,640 4.03 1.35 $11.99 $24,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,200 3.72 1.24 $16.89 $35,130
Maine 1,520 2.60 0.87 $16.88 $35,110
District of Columbia 250 0.37 0.12 $15.86 $32,990
Nevada 2,950 2.56 0.86 $15.74 $32,730
Connecticut 3,700 2.26 0.76 $15.50 $32,240





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 11,140 2.80 0.94 $14.63 $30,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,450 4.10 1.37 $13.34 $27,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,350 1.78 0.60 $13.80 $28,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,840 3.21 1.07 $12.94 $26,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,010 3.73 1.25 $11.95 $24,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,390 1.73 0.58 $15.16 $31,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,050 2.56 0.85 $13.24 $27,530
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,520 4.31 1.44 $13.36 $27,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,930 2.77 0.93 $13.48 $28,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,760 2.59 0.86 $11.86 $24,660