Delivery Driver

Average Delivery Driver Salary Nationwide


Overview and Basic Information


Delivery drivers are essential to everyday life in the modern world. From packages to dinner, delivery drivers are responsible for making sure people’s needs are met on time, every time. Many different companies hire delivery drivers to get their goods from point A to point B. Thanks to delivery drivers, everyone’s lives are a little bit easier!

Example delivery driver job description

Our company is seeking an organized and ambitious person to fill the open role of delivery driver. On any given day, the delivery driver will be responsible for loading their delivery truck, managing orders and ensuring packages get to their location on-time. The delivery driver will be required to work as a member of a dynamic team to help the company meet customer satisfaction goals. If you’re a person who thrives on keeping deadlines and loves to be on the road, this job is for you!

Typical duties include:

  • Transport material goods to customers in a timely manner

  • Maintain a clean delivery vehicle

  • Load delivery truck with boxes and packages

  • Maintain a detailed log of all deliveries

  • Prioritize urgent orders according to company guidelines

  • Provide customer service and pick up packages

  • Interact with customers to collect payments

  • Follow traffic and safety laws

  • Lift heavy boxes up to 60 lbs.


  • Excellent driving record and previous driving experience

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license and background check

  • Ability to pay attention to detail

  • Customer service skills

  • Time management skills

  • Basic math and computer skills

  • Ability to ride in a car for long hours

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a delivery driver

  • CDL or other appropriate licenses

Common questions about delivery driver jobs

How much does a delivery driver make?

The average pay for delivery drivers is $14.66 per hour.    

What are the education requirements?

Most companies require delivery drivers to have a high school diploma or GED. Certain jobs might also require a CDL or other driver training.

Career paths for delivery drivers

Delivery drivers enjoy successful careers. There are many opportunities to advance with large companies like UPS or FedEx.

The future of delivery drivers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the future, delivery driver jobs are expected to grow by 2%, which is less than the average position.

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