Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
776,930 0.9 % $16.10 $33,490 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.76 $10.52 $14.02 $19.32 $29.17
Annual Wage (2) $18,220 $21,880 $29,170 $40,180 $60,670


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 139,520 29.19 $25.17 $52,360
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 42,320 8.23 $10.26 $21,340
General Freight Trucking 31,790 3.39 $17.67 $36,750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 29,690 4.06 $15.16 $31,520
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 26,630 8.19 $12.00 $24,960

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 18,110 35.70 $15.90 $33,080
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 139,520 29.19 $25.17 $52,360
Florists 10,310 15.46 $10.32 $21,460
General Rental Centers 3,730 9.52 $13.74 $28,570
Consumer Goods Rental 15,070 9.29 $13.17 $27,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 140 0.02 $26.04 $54,160
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 139,520 29.19 $25.17 $52,360
Postal Service 2,240 0.37 $24.85 $51,680
Grain and Oilseed Milling 170 0.29 $22.63 $47,070
Support Activities for Water Transportation 140 0.15 $22.11 $45,980


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 81,260 5.52 0.94 $16.98 $35,310
Texas 56,490 5.18 0.88 $15.28 $31,780
New York 42,350 4.90 0.84 $17.41 $36,210
Florida 41,110 5.52 0.94 $15.16 $31,530
Illinois 38,340 6.72 1.15 $17.47 $36,340




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)
Tennessee 25,330 9.38 1.60 $15.46 $32,150
North Dakota 3,220 7.61 1.30 $16.26 $33,810
Maryland 17,750 7.00 1.19 $17.85 $37,140
Hawaii 4,210 6.99 1.19 $14.83 $30,850
Mississippi 7,540 6.96 1.19 $14.06 $29,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,770 5.48 0.94 $20.02 $41,640
Rhode Island 2,640 5.79 0.99 $18.71 $38,930
Maryland 17,750 7.00 1.19 $17.85 $37,140
Massachusetts 21,810 6.70 1.14 $17.58 $36,560
Illinois 38,340 6.72 1.15 $17.47 $36,340





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,190 4.62 0.79 $17.98 $37,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 24,060 6.05 1.03 $16.24 $33,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 23,570 6.37 1.09 $18.67 $38,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,370 6.22 1.06 $16.93 $35,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,230 5.16 0.88 $16.51 $34,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,490 4.88 0.83 $15.72 $32,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 9,530 5.35 0.91 $15.72 $32,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,510 4.02 0.69 $19.19 $39,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 9,170 5.24 0.89 $18.17 $37,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 8,910 6.96 1.19 $17.45 $36,290