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Occupational Employment Statistics


53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes “Couriers and Messengers" (43-5021) and “Driver/Sales Workers” (53-3031).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 1,99080$23.11/hr$14.45/hr$17.47/hr$22.79/hr$25.11/hr$31.87/hr
Northeast Minnesota 84049$24.51/hr$14.32/hr$18.41/hr$22.55/hr$27.69/hr$44.52/hr
Northwest Minnesota 1,57068$23.94/hr$14.05/hr$18.39/hr$23.00/hr$27.49/hr$37.99/hr
Southeast Minnesota 1,21056$22.63/hr$14.11/hr$17.18/hr$22.01/hr$24.61/hr$31.66/hr
Southwest Minnesota 1,11054$22.84/hr$14.52/hr$18.66/hr$22.12/hr$23.80/hr$30.86/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,000194$25.62/hr$17.03/hr$21.43/hr$23.80/hr$29.14/hr$37.86/hr
Minnesota 17,290536$24.60/hr$15.04/hr$19.70/hr$23.39/hr$28.46/hr$34.75/hr
U S 1,003,9605,020$23.18/hr$14.12/hr$17.66/hr$21.36/hr$25.71/hr$37.77/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$17.50/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities14,450$23.45/hr
Financial Activities430$23.91/hr
Professional and Business Services290$27.25/hr
Education and Health Services290$23.47/hr
Leisure and Hospitality150$21.55/hr
Other Services270$20.12/hr
Public Administration30$19.67/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 200$22.42/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 370$23.15/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 470$22.12/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 620$23.50/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 620$22.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 660$22.54/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 780$20.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 810$22.68/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 840$22.55/hr3.9%
St Cloud MN MSA 960$22.02/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,040$23.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,110$22.12/hr3.0%
Southeast Minnesota 1,210$22.01/hr3.7%
Northwest Balance of State 1,410$23.23/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,570$23.00/hr5.7%
Central Minnesota 1,990$22.79/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,000$23.80/hr7.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,960$23.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 17,290$23.39/hr6.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,390$29.89/hr4.1%
Couriers and Messengers 460$20.19/hr-5.7%
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers N/AN/AN/A
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 54,740$22.28/hr6.5%

  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
  • Drive vehicles with capacities under three tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations, such as railroad stations, plants, residences, offices, or within industrial yards.
  • Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
  • Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
  • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
  • Sell products from truck inventory and keep records of sales.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.