IFDA Touts Industry Salaries in New Report

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) released its 2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition, offering a positive picture for driver salaries.

The survey says average hourly wages for foodservice distribution employees surpass those of many other occupations for U.S. workers, according to a statement from the IFDA. According to the report, the average annual wage for delivery drivers is more than $67,000, compared with just under $52,000 for all U.S. workers.

Other insights from the report, include:

  • Foodservice distribution Class A CDL delivery drivers earn average annual gross wages of $67,291, far exceeding the Bureau of Labor Statistics average for all U.S. workers, which is $51,960.
  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers average $45,570, and light truck or delivery services drivers average $36,920.
  • Foodservice distribution warehouse workers' median annual wage is $39,572, roughly $10,000 more than the median annual salary for logistics and retail at a leading online retaileri.
  • The survey is based on data from 93 distribution companies representing 699 facilities. The report includes salary information for five driver positions and 19 warehouse positions.

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