I’ve decided to start putting down a summary of my delivery driving job. The hours I work each month, days worked, hourly pay etc.
It’s all only a rough estimate as I never know my exact earnings until it’s the end of the year and tax filing time!
I want to document it for anyone who is a delivery driver and want’s to compare hours and pay etc or if someone is thinking about becoming a delivery driver.
So here’s the first instalment.
15th Jan 2018 to 9th Feb 2018.
20 days total work.
215 total hours worked, averaging 53.75hrs per week and 10.75hrs per day.
1,768 deliveries and collections, averaging 88.4 per day.
Earnings after expenses for this 4 week period is £10.87 per hour. Meaning an income of £2,337.05 (before tax and national insurance).
I’m not publicly documenting my income before expenses (van hire, insurance, fuel etc), as they’re private and also only relevant for this company.
I’m also only documenting what my income is after expenses but before tax and national insurance as I believe this would be an accurate comparison to any other full time employed job.
Whilst I am ‘technically’ self-employed. I’m definitely in the camp of it not really being self-employed, but that’s not something I’m willing to get into in public due to legal reasons!
So, it’s been a challenging month as delivery driving always is. But these figures aren’t an accurate measure of a typical month as nearly a half of it wasn’t on my own route so next months will be more accurate for me personally.
The first thing to notice though is that I’ve not worked any weekends for a whole 4 week period, whoop! That won’t happen again I can guarantee it, I’ve only been back permanently for this month so I’m not back in the weekend rota properly yet.
2nd thing to notice for me is that my average daily deliveries and collections was 88.4. On my old route that I left last year, I only averaged 76.7 per day.
So this new route is definitely busier and therefore should mean I earn more. But of course this volume could decrease as the year continues due to seasonal ebbs and flows.
Also worth noting is the average hours of 10.75 for this 4 week period. Again on my old route, I averaged 11.25hrs per day.
That isn’t much of a difference at 30 minutes less per day, but that 30 minutes per day means I can use that time at home to exercise etc.
And finally what this highlights is that the money with this particular company is pretty good.
If someone offered me a job paying around £10.87 p/hr or around £29k per year I’d seriously consider it. Even if it meant working 54hr/5 days weeks, with the odd 60hr+/6 day week thrown in, I’d consider it.
Especially when I really enjoy the job and especially when you compare this job to other delivery driving jobs.
The recent news/press about delivery drivers hasn’t been great, but then I can understand that with some of the wages that have been mentioned. However, from what I can see so far being with this company, is that the drivers earn a pretty good income.
Anyway there we have it, the first instalment of my delivery driving summary. Pretty cool to see it all down in writing and not on a spreadsheet lol.
Right, footy time.
Until next time…