November 13, 2019

Survey: foodservice distribution drivers earn higher wages than other truckers

Foodservice delivery drivers with Class A CDL licenses earn average annual gross wages of $67,291, IFDA says.

By DC Velocity Staff

Foodservice distribution delivery drivers earn higher wages than most other categories of truckers, according to a trade organization survey released today by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

Average annual wage for ?distribution delivery drivers, 2018Specifically, foodservice distribution Class A CDL delivery drivers earn average annual gross wages of $67,291, which is greater than the heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver figure of $45,570, and more than the light truck or delivery services driver average of $36,920.

For context, the average for all U.S. workers is $51,960, including jobs like construction equipment operators at $52,190, roofers at $43,870, and stonemasons at $44,370, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The data comes from McLean, Virginia-based IFDA's "2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition." The survey is based on data from 93 distribution companies representing 699 facilities. The report includes salary information for five driver positions and 19 warehouse positions.

The survey also found that foodservice distribution warehouse workers' median annual wage is $39,572.

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