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
Southeast Minnesota 1,260170$17.23/hr$11.09/hr$12.10/hr$15.35/hr$20.24/hr$27.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities11,860$19.11/hr
Financial Activities380$19.55/hr
Professional and Business Services600$18.01/hr
Education and Health Services350$19.11/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$11.67/hr
Other Services330$16.89/hr
Public Administration40$14.70/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 130$15.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 280$22.82/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 420$17.11/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 430$14.91/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 580$16.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 630$17.83/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 670$17.47/hr7.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 730$17.89/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 730$15.64/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 760$17.84/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 850$14.31/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 890$18.15/hr7.7%
Northwest Balance of State 1,020$18.18/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,120$16.84/hr5.5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,260$15.35/hr6.9%
Central Minnesota 1,600$18.21/hr11.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,530$19.80/hr3.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,700$19.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,680$18.75/hr5.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,150$23.84/hr6.4%
Couriers and Messengers 660$16.21/hr7.3%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 45,070$16.96/hr5.5%

  • 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.
  • 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.