Driver/Sales Workers (53-3031)

Occupation description:  Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers. Excludes Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (49-9091) and Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers (53-3033).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 751814 8.46 1320
United States 445,300466,100 4.72,080 7,5809,660

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.678.419.10 10.9816.9923.27
Alaska 15.2110.0111.19 13.9117.7923.49
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.0210.2911.35 14.0917.6220.68
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.999.759.76 10.7714.3527.09
Southeast Region 20.6412.2615.88 18.0427.4332.36
Balance of State 15.4910.8512.21 14.4617.9322.52

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,132168 14.831.0 22.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation441
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation93
UI claimants previously working in occupation101
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,874
Number of job position postings 400
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.7

Alaska Licensing Information


Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training