The estimated total pay for a Driver is $57,421 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,053 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $7,368 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $45K-$74K/yr?
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For a Driver in United States
Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Driver in United States. Employers include SLB, ArcBest and Paper Transport.
For Driver in United States
|5||Melton Truck Lines||$66,635|
|9||Estes Express Lines||$65,939|
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|Uber Driver salaries - 5,236 salaries reported||$25/hr|
|Lyft Driver salaries - 1,661 salaries reported||$25/hr|
|UPS Driver salaries - 1,347 salaries reported||$28/hr|
|DoorDash Driver salaries - 951 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Amazon Flex Driver salaries - 583 salaries reported||$24/hr|
|Amazon Driver salaries - 473 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Pizza Hut Driver salaries - 267 salaries reported||$21/hr|
|Enterprise Driver salaries - 259 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Domino's Driver salaries - 255 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|FedEx Ground Driver salaries - 221 salaries reported||$25/hr|
|Grubhub Driver salaries - 184 salaries reported||$24/hr|
|Clutter Driver salaries - 146 salaries reported||$23/hr|
|Jimmy John's Driver salaries - 145 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|FedEx Driver salaries - 134 salaries reported||$27/hr|
|Hallcon Driver salaries - 132 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|WM Driver salaries - 132 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Papa John's Driver salaries - 130 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|Advance Auto Parts Driver salaries - 119 salaries reported||$23/hr|
|SelfEmployed.com Driver salaries - 109 salaries reported||$25/hr|
|First Student Driver salaries - 108 salaries reported||$25/hr|
For a Driver in United States
The top 5 paying industries for a Driver in United States are Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $57,917, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $54,400, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $54,169, Information Technology with a median total pay of $53,579, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $53,065.
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What is the pay outlook for Transportation?
Transportation salaries are growing rapidly as the demand for transportation workers grows. The increasing importance of e-commerce and global supply chains are likely to keep the need for transportation workers strong. Also, turnover in the transportation industry is high and an aging workforce is pushing employers to attract new workers to the industry through better pay and benefits.
The average salary for a Driver is $57,421 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 30392 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Driver employees in United States.
The highest salary for a Driver in United States is $74,163 per year.
The lowest salary for a Driver in United States is $44,765 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming a Driver or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Driver.
Anonymous ratings on Glassdoor suggest that approximately 61% of drivers are content with their salary. Becoming licensed to drive other categories of vehicles, developing transferable skills, and the potential to earn around $7,367.08 in bonuses, tips, and profit sharing may enhance a driver's salary.
Do you want to earn more during your career as a driver? Along with a clean regular driver's license, you are likely to earn more if you obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL). Having a Class A, B, or C CDL will permit you to drive a wider variety of vehicles, for example trucks, buses, and large vans. A background check may be necessary if you transport young, old, or vulnerable passengers, and you may need specialist training or certification to transport medical or hazardous cargo. You should also develop job-related skills, such as loading and unloading, road safety, navigation, time keeping, and communication.
Are you wondering how to negotiate your salary for a new job as a driver? The first step is to learn what driver salary norms are in your area. You can use these figures during your pay talks as well as mentioning any extra driver's license categories and additional driver training you have. You should also highlight useful skills, such as customer service, cash handling, loading, unloading, and vehicle maintenance abilities, and show flexibility in working evenings and weekends. If you're hoping to earn more in an existing role, discuss factors such as customer satisfaction, time management, length of service, reliability, and your willingness to work overtime and unsociable hours.