How to Write an Effective Delivery Driver Job Description

A successful hiring process begins with a bulletproof job description. Hiring managers and HR practitioners must think critically about the duties and qualifications they list in their job requisitions in order to set accurate expectations for prospective candidates.

With more than 1 million Delivery Drivers in the U.S. alone, this role is growing in popularity in an increasingly on-demand world. Because there are so many companies hiring for the same role, it’s important that HR teams create a Delivery Driver job description that is not only clear for applicants but will also set them apart from the competition.

What Does a Delivery Driver Do?

Delivery Drivers are individuals who are responsible for transporting packages on behalf of a company or organization. They typically collect parcels from a mail facility and deliver them to personal or business addresses. Delivery Drivers must deliver packages at an agreed-upon time and in good condition, so they need to be highly responsible and have a clean driving record.

Delivery Driver Salary

While compensation packages for Delivery Drivers vary across the U.S., according to Indeed the average hourly wage is $17.33. In addition to pay, many Delivery Drivers enjoy about $50.00 in tips per day.

Sample Delivery Driver Job Description


[Company] is seeking an efficient Delivery Driver to distribute goods to customers in a timely manner. You will deliver products to our customers and obtain confirmation upon delivery. Safety and customer satisfaction are a priority here at [Company], and we are looking for Delivery Drivers who can maintain these objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver items in a timely manner
  • Obtain delivery confirmations from each customer
  • Load and unload products onto delivery vehicles according to company’s specifications
  • Conduct an inspection of the delivery vehicle before departing to deliver goods

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent driving record with no traffic violations
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you’re in the process of hiring a high volume of Delivery Drivers or any other hourly roles be sure to check out our one-pager, Strategies for High Volume Hiring!