Career Attributes

  • $27,913
  • 953,500
  • 2.7
  • 6.5%
  • High school diploma
  • Automotive Repair
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Delivery service drivers generally have a high school diploma and go through a few months of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license for the state or province in which they work. Some companies prefer a delivery truck driver or driver/sales worker to have a high school diploma or equivalent, although it is not required. Companies train new delivery service drivers on the job, usually in two to three months. This may include driving training with a driver-mentor who rides along with a new employee to ensure that a new driver is able to operate a truck on crowded streets.

New drivers also have classroom training to learn company policies about package drop offs, returns, taking payment, and what to do with damaged goods. Driver/sales workers must learn detailed information about the products they offer. Because delivery service drivers sometimes take payment, they have to be able to count cash and to make change quickly. When completing deliveries, drivers often interact with customers and should make a good impression to ensure repeat business.

When driving, delivery drivers have to observe their surroundings while operating a complex machine. When driving through heavy traffic congestion, delivery drivers must be calm and composed. They are expected to convince customers to purchase new or different products from them. Drivers have to be able to speak English well enough to read road signs, prepare reports, and communicate with the pubic and law enforcement officials.

What are Delivery Service Drivers like?


Based on our pool of users, Delivery Service Drivers tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Delivery Service Drivers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 1414 CareerExplorer users

Are Delivery Service Drivers happy?


Delivery Service Drivers rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 9th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Delivery Service Driver Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Delivery Service Drivers

The most common degree held by Delivery Service Drivers is Psychology. 9% of Delivery Service Drivers had a degree in Psychology before becoming Delivery Service Drivers. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. Business Management And Administration graduates are the second most common among Delivery Service Drivers, representing 7% of Delivery Service Drivers in the CareerExplorer user base, which is 1.1 times the average.

Delivery Service Driver Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Delivery Service Driver, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Delivery Service Drivers % of population Multiple
Psychology 8.6% 7.0% 1.2×
Business Management And Administration 7.4% 6.5% 1.1×
English Literature 6.4% 4.9% 1.3×
Liberal Arts 4.9% 1.9% 2.5×
Economics 4.9% 4.0% 1.2×
Accounting 4.7% 1.9% 2.5×
Communications 4.2% 3.4% 1.2×
Computer Science 3.9% 3.0% 1.3×
Political Science 3.9% 2.9% 1.4×
History 3.4% 2.3% 1.5×
Graphic Design 3.4% 1.4% 2.5×
Finance 3.2% 2.1% 1.5×
Foreign Language Studies 3.2% 1.3% 2.4×
Music 2.9% 0.9% 3.4×
Biology 2.9% 3.6% 0.8×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2.9% 1.6% 1.9×
Automotive Repair 2.9% 0.2% 14.2×
Fine Arts 2.7% 2.2% 1.2×
Film Video And Photographic Arts 2.5% 0.7% 3.3×
Business 2.2% 2.6% 0.9×
Marketing And Marketing Research 2.2% 2.2% 1.0×
Sociology 2.2% 2.1% 1.0×
Anthropology And Archeology 2.0% 1.3% 1.6×
Criminal Justice 2.0% 1.4% 1.4×
Mathematics 1.7% 1.9% 0.9×
Computer Engineering 1.7% 0.6% 3.0×
Theology And Religious Vocations 1.7% 0.4% 4.3×
Drama 1.5% 1.1% 1.4×
Environmental Science 1.5% 1.1% 1.4×
Mechanical Engineering 1.5% 1.7% 0.9×
Cosmetology 1.5% 1.0% 1.5×
Architecture 1.2% 0.6% 2.1×
Medical Assisting 1.2% 0.3% 4.9×
Community And Public Health 1.2% 0.8% 1.5×
Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions 1.2% 0.2% 5.5×
Other Foreign Languages 1.2% 0.5% 2.2×
Humanities 1.2% 0.4% 3.2×

Delivery Service Driver Education Levels

75% of Delivery Service Drivers have a high school diploma. 23% of Delivery Service Drivers have a no education.

No education 23%
High school diploma 75%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $27,913
  • 953,500
  • 2.7
  • 6.5%
  • High school diploma
  • Automotive Repair
More Attributes