November 13, 2019
IFDA today released the results for its 2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition. The survey reveals average hourly wages for foodservice distribution employees are highly competitive and surpass those of many other occupations for U.S. workers. For example, the average annual wage for delivery drivers is more than $67,000, compared with just under $52,000 for all U.S. workers.
“This research strongly supports what we’ve always known – that careers in the foodservice distribution industry pay off in many ways,” said IFDA President and CEO Mark S. Allen. “With a wide range of positions – from drivers to warehouse to mechanics – and opportunity for flexibility and upward mobility, our industry offers well-compensated career opportunities. Many jobs in our facilities offer on-the-job training and development, reducing the need to incur college debt. Fifteen thousand foodservice distribution centers employ more than 350,000 individuals across the U.S.”
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