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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
Southwest Minnesota 1,14052$22.64/hr$13.17/hr$17.32/hr$21.25/hr$24.57/hr$42.14/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,160227$24.51/hr$15.58/hr$21.21/hr$22.83/hr$27.26/hr$33.67/hr
Central Minnesota 2,18081$22.65/hr$13.17/hr$17.14/hr$22.23/hr$25.40/hr$32.58/hr
Northeast Minnesota 89050$22.81/hr$13.05/hr$17.20/hr$21.25/hr$25.92/hr$41.80/hr
Northwest Minnesota 1,84071$22.38/hr$12.32/hr$17.11/hr$21.99/hr$25.42/hr$33.48/hr
Southeast Minnesota 1,39063$21.80/hr$12.96/hr$17.06/hr$20.60/hr$23.79/hr$30.13/hr
Minnesota 20,120543$23.65/hr$13.96/hr$19.09/hr$22.39/hr$26.56/hr$33.28/hr
U S 1,059,8407,419$22.53/hr$13.38/hr$16.81/hr$20.22/hr$25.34/hr$37.91/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining70$16.41/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities17,320$22.53/hr
Financial Activities240$18.36/hr
Professional and Business Services460$22.72/hr
Education and Health Services220$20.98/hr
Leisure and Hospitality240$19.89/hr
Other Services260$21.46/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 220$19.33/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 400$23.49/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 410$21.85/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 600$22.04/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 720$22.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 790$20.81/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 890$21.25/hr3.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 900$21.49/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 900$19.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 930$21.75/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,140$21.25/hr3.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,270$23.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,390$20.60/hr3.7%
Northwest Balance of State 1,670$22.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,840$21.99/hr5.7%
Central Minnesota 2,180$22.23/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,160$22.83/hr7.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 13,300$22.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 20,120$22.39/hr6.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,590$28.11/hr4.1%
Couriers and Messengers 630$19.34/hr-5.7%
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers N/AN/AN/A
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 53,370$19.92/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.