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).
Specifically, 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.
The new IFDA 2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition shows average hourly wages for foodservice distribution employees are highly competitive and exceed those of many other occupations for U.S. workers. https://t.co/IkZjfP0B9y pic.twitter.com/lQRFPjhvwH— IFDA (@IFDA) November 13, 2019