If you like spending time behind the wheel and interacting with other people, Iowa is the perfect state for you to become a route driver. At least according to this study from Zippia. If you're at a point in your life where you're looking for a career change or you just want to try something different, becoming a route driver might be the perfect solution.

Like any job, there are pros and cons. The great news in Iowa is that you supposedly can't pick a better state if you're interested in this line of work.


According to Indeed, some of the pros of being a route driver/delivery driver are; continually changing work environments, becoming your own supervisor, increased earning potential, greater flexibility with the job schedule, choosing the type of assignments you receive, and you can likely start the job very quickly in most cases.

Unsplash - Seb Creativo
Unsplash - Seb Creativo


Some of the cons of becoming a route/delivery driver are; job security, challenging situations involving traffic, dealing with customers, unpredictability, and Isolation. If you aren't a fan of sitting in traffic, talking to people, or hanging out by yourself for long periods of time, these can all play a pretty big factor in this line of work.

According to Zippia, Iowa is the number 1 state in the country for route driver jobs

Source: Zippia.com Zippia Logo

Zippia reports

  • Total Route Driver Jobs - 3,960
  • Average Annual Salary - $51,649
  • Lowest 10% Earn - $34,000
  • Highest 10% Earn - $77,000
  • Location Quotient - 1.4 (Location Quotient is the measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole)

Is it time for you or someone you know to make a change? Becoming a route driver could be the answer! It turns out that driving is a pretty good gig in Iowa!

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