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The average delivery truck driver took in $29,390 in 2012. The top-tier earners took home $62,520, while the lowest-compensated took home $18,190. The motion picture and video, courier and express delivery service and wired telecommunications industries compensate employees best. Many of the highest earners reside in Dover, Del., Lowell, Mass., and Santa Fe, N.M.

Job Salary Year
2004 $26,570.00
2006 $27,030.00
2008 $27,810.00
2010 $28,570.00
2012 $33,940.00

Average Delivery Truck Driver Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

With an annual income of $33,940, the average delivery truck driver earns less than many other social services workers. For instance, mechanic and automotive technicians ($39,060), bus drivers ($38,470), patrol officers ($57,770) and maintenance and repair workers ($37,190) all outearn delivery truck drivers. Security guards, on the other hand, earn about $6,700 less than most delivery truck drivers.

Job Name Salary
Patrol Officer $55,270.00
Bus Driver $36,660.00
Auto Mechanic $36,610.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Delivery Truck Driver $29,390.00
Security Guard $23,970.00

Best Paying Cities for Delivery Truck Drviers

The highest paid in the delivery truck driver profession work in the metropolitan areas of Dover, Delaware, Lowell, Massachusetts, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Anchorage, Alaska area also pays well, as does the city of Nassau, New York.

Dover, Delaware

Average Salary: $47,290 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a delivery truck driver working in Dover, Delaware is $47,290, which is $17,900 more than the average pay in the profession.

Lowell, Massachusetts

Average Salary: $45,100 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a delivery truck driver working in Lowell, Massachusetts is $45,100, which is $15,710 more than the average pay in the profession.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Average Salary: $42,690 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a delivery truck driver working in Santa Fe, New Mexico is $42,690, which is $13,300 more than the average pay in the profession.

Anchorage, Alaska

Average Salary: $42,480 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a delivery truck driver working in Anchorage, Alaska is $42,480, which is $13,090 more than the average pay in the profession.

Nassau, New York

Average Salary: $42,410 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a delivery truck driver working in Nassau, New York is $42,410, which is $13,020 more than the average pay in the profession.

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Last updated by Nathan Hellman.


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