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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,060141$18.51/hr$10.43/hr$12.71/hr$17.34/hr$22.25/hr$28.75/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$15.23/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities12,400$19.10/hr
Financial Activities360$18.50/hr
Professional and Business Services630$17.76/hr
Education and Health Services390$18.08/hr
Leisure and Hospitality220$11.90/hr
Other Services310$17.10/hr
Public Administration60$21.41/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 180$16.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 330$21.97/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 390$16.56/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 490$15.88/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 630$16.47/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 660$17.03/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 780$17.16/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 790$17.22/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 800$17.86/hr7.2%
Southwest Balance of State 880$14.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 950$17.16/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,050$14.58/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,060$17.34/hr7.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,360$16.07/hr5.5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,400$15.20/hr6.9%
Central Minnesota 1,840$17.75/hr11.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,310$20.12/hr3.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,440$20.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,070$18.68/hr5.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 34,860$23.42/hr6.4%
Couriers and Messengers 750$14.04/hr7.3%
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators N/A$35.89/hrN/A
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 3,250$13.78/hr-9.3%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.