What does a Delivery Driver do?

Delivery drivers collect items from one location to transport them to a different destination. They transport items ranging from food to furnishings and may deliver to businesses or the public. Working with a route and a time schedule, delivery drivers pick up and drop off items while being mindful of timeliness. They load, transport, and deliver items to a client or a business. They review orders before and after delivery to ensure an order is complete and that charges are correct.

Delivery drivers assist with loading and unloading items from the vehicles and sometimes accepting payment for delivered items. They operate equipment and machines including cars, trucks, or a forklift and prepare reports and other documents relating to their deliveries. They abide by all transportation laws and maintain a clean and safe driving record while adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules. Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service by answering any questions and handling any clients’ complaints. Delivery drivers need a high school diploma or equivalency, including a GED and a valid driver's license issued by the state where they work alongside a clean driving record.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
13%
5 - 7
10%
8+
57%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
CDL Hazmat
Box Truck
Load Unload
Enthusiasm
English Language
Interpersonal and Communication
Self Motivated

Delivery Driver Seniority Levels

L2
Delivery Driver
$23,285/yr
L3
Delivery Driver III
No Salary Reports
L4
Delivery Driver IV
No Salary Reports
Bus Driver
6% made the transition
Driver
44% made the transition
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Delivery Driver Salaries

Average Base Pay

£23,281 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£16K
Median: £23K
£34K
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