Amazon truck drivers earn per hour and not per mile, with the rates paid being dependent on which region they operate in and whether they work for DSP or CDL.
The estimated hourly rate of an Amazon box truck driver is $19.84, according to Indeed. However, the website does make stipulations on the projection, stating, “Salary estimated from 5 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: (Friday) April 30, 2021.”
Furthermore, the site explains that the projections are not definite, as it highlights, “Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.”
Hence, it is important to note that there are signifiers which could indicate whether one’s pay would meet or exceed the aforementioned projection. First, it is important to highlight that the payment structure is different for Delivery Service Providers (DSP) drivers and Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL) drivers. DSP drivers are paid by the company delivering the service for Amazon. Therefore, there is more security and a fixed pay.
However, for CDL drivers, considering that they work with their own cars to deliver packages, their pay will be dictated by the location in which they work, and how many deliveries they have made. More to the matter of rates, Amazon is reported to have different competitive rates depending on the location of the drivers, due to the use of the delivery facilities of the people of the state.
Nonetheless, Amazon is still considered one of the most competitive employers within the market.