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Driver/Sales Workers

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up and deliver items, such as laundry. May also take orders and collect payments. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.   (O'Net 53-3031.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Any Commodity Sales Deliverer, Bakery Deliverer, Bobtailer, Bread Distributor, Bread Jockey, Breadman   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2013
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.15   $ 10.05   $ 13.32   $ 20.45   $ 24.45   $ 15.31  
    Yearly $ 19,040   $ 20,910   $ 27,700   $ 42,530   $ 50,860   $ 31,850  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.47   $ 10.47   $ 12.88   $ 19.31   $ 22.82   $ 14.83  
    Yearly $ 19,690   $ 21,780   $ 26,780   $ 40,160   $ 47,460   $ 30,850  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.57   $ 10.88   $ 17.14   $ 23.24   $ 26.79   $ 17.37  
    Yearly $ 19,910   $ 22,620   $ 35,650   $ 48,340   $ 55,730   $ 36,130  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 8.93   $ 9.39   $ 12.27   $ 20.39   $ 23.27   $ 14.81  
    Yearly $ 18,570   $ 19,530   $ 25,520   $ 42,410   $ 48,410   $ 30,800  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2014.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2012 2022
    Vermont 1,663 1,763 0.6% 37
    Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 506 547 0.8% 12
    Southern Vermont Balance of State 611 641 0.5% 13
    Northern Vermont Balance of State 545 575 0.5% 12
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released August 2014, area estimates released October 2014.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Vermont
    2012
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Total Employment, All Jobs 1,663 100%
    Services-Providing 1,282 78%
    Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 895 54%
    Wholesale Trade 572 35%
    Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 529 32%
    Accommodation and Food Services 361 22%
    Food Services and Drinking Places 361 22%
    Leisure and Hospitality 361 22%
    Retail Trade 323 20%
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, All Jobs 293 18%
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, All Jobs and 293 18%
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, Primary Job 293 18%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2014.
     


    Tasks
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  • Collect money from customers, make change, and record transactions on customer receipts.
     
  • Listen to and resolve customers' complaints regarding products or services.
     
  • Inform regular customers of new products or services and price changes.
     
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.
     
  • Drive trucks to deliver such items as food, medical supplies, or newspapers.
     
  • Collect coins from vending machines, refill machines, and remove aged merchandise.
     
  • Call on prospective customers to explain company services or to solicit new business.
     
  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
     
  • Review lists of dealers, customers, or station drops and load trucks.
     
  • Arrange merchandise and sales promotion displays or issue sales promotion materials to customers.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    Knowledge
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    Skills
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Selling or Influencing Others - Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outsi
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Driver/Sales Workers
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Driver, Commercial Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2009.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers  updated July 2004
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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  • Labor Exchange Information
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  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
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  • O*NET™ Online
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    Related Occupations
    Occupations with skill requirements similar to Driver/Sales Workers
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  • Real Estate Sales Agents
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  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Driver/Sales Workers 
     

     
     
     
    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor