Also known as Delivery Man, Driver, Driver Salesman, Pizza Delivery Driver, Route Delivery Driver, Route Driver, Route Sales Driver, Route Sales Representative, Route Salesman, Sales Route Driver
Also known as Delivery Man, Driver, Driver Salesman
Delivery Drivers 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.
In addition, Delivery Drivers may also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery.
Delivery Drivers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Delivery Drivers. More generally, Delivery Drivers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Delivery Driver is $27,960, and the average salary is $31,870. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Delivery Driver salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Delivery Drivers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Delivery Drivers earn less than $18,600 per year, 25% earn less than $20,830, 75% earn less than $39,730, and 90% earn less than $50,910.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Delivery Drivers is expected to change by 17.9%, and there should be roughly 62,500 open positions for Delivery Drivers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Delivery Driver are usually higher in their Realistic and Enterprising interests.
Delivery Drivers typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Delivery Drivers typically have strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Delivery Driver tend to value Support, Independence, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Delivery Drivers moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Delivery Drivers moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Delivery Drivers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Delivery Drivers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, integrity, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Delivery Drivers, ranked by importance:
Working as a Delivery Driver usually requires a high school diploma.
Delivery Drivers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Delivery Drivers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, food production, or transportation knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Delivery Drivers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Delivery Drivers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Delivery Drivers need abilities such as oral comprehension, oral expression, and near vision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Delivery Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Delivery Drivers frequently use skills like active listening, speaking, and critical thinking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Delivery Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
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