Working as a Costco truck driver can be demanding, but this is also a rewarding career that offers job security, excellent benefits and employment with a company that has a reputation for treating its employees well.
Here’s what you need to know about Costco truck driver jobs, requirements, pay and benefits.
Costco CDL Driving Positions
Costco truck driver positions are primarily local, so most drivers will be home daily. Your job will primarily involve driving your tractor-trailer to and from the local warehouse.
As a Costco CDL driver, you will be responsible for:
Driving a split-axle tractor/trailer to and from warehouses.
Hauling vendor loads and pallets.
Driving a hydraulic 5th wheel tractor to move trailers.
Keeping driving logs.
If you want to drive for Costco, you’ll need to have some experience under your belt. However, the benefits, job security and pay will make it worth the wait to apply for a job if you’re a rookie.
Costco Truck Driver Jobs & Pay
Costco Pay Rankings
How much does Costco pay its drivers? Pay information varies from one source to another, although most of the data is similar.
According to Indeed.com, Costco truck drivers earn about $25.91 per hour.
Glassdoor.com shows Costco drivers earn an average of $68,244 per year. Their data also shows that drivers may receive a cash bonus of $5,000 or more. On the low end, drivers may earn $56,000 per year, and on the high end, they earn $86,000 per year.
Talent.com’s data shows that Costco drivers earn an average salary of $56,500 per year, or about $28.97 per hour. According to their data, entry-level positions have starting salaries of $26,000 per year.
When you search for Costco driver job postings, you can find pay ranges.
For example, Costco is looking for a Class A truck driver in Morris, IL. That posting states that the pay ranges from $27.35-$30.10 per hour. That particular position is a local route with daily home time. Weekends and holidays are required.
Most of the job listings show that the pay is $30.10 per hour, but it may be lower in some locations.
Using all of the data above, you can expect to earn the following salary as a Costco truck driver:
Keep in mind that this range is for working 40 hours per week, every week of the year. There will almost certainly be weeks where you work overtime, so your pay will likely be higher.
Costco Truck Driver Requirements
In order to work as a fleet driver at Costco, you must meet the following requirements:
Hold a valid Class A CDL
Have at least 3 years of experience driving tractor-trailers
Have a clean driving record for the last 3 years
Know the best practices for cargo loading and securing
Pass the physical exam
Complete the road test using Costco equipment
Costco Driver Benefits
Costco job listings also give some information about the benefits that drivers receive, which include:
401(k) w/company match
Health, dental and vision insurance
Flexible spending account
Employee assistance program
Paid vacation time
These benefits add to the overall compensation received as a Costco truck driver.
Driving for Costco Through Other Carriers
If you want to drive for Costco but can’t find any open positions working directly for the company, driving positions may be available through the following carriers.
Hills Brother has job listings for CDL-A dedicated drivers in the Owatonna, MN area. Drivers will be hauling Costco freight exclusively and get home time every night.
Here’s what you need to know about this position:
Average pay of $1,300 per week
Work 10-12 hours per day with an average of 475 miles per day
Health, vision and dental insurance
Opportunities to earn bonuses
401(k) retirement options
Passenger and pet policies
Vacations and holidays
In order to be considered for this position, you must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 23 years of age with a valid CDL A license
Have 12 months of verifiable OTR experience within the last 3 years
No serious violations in the last 2 years
Costco truck driver jobs are in high-demand, so if you find a vacancy, you need to move quickly. Along with steady work, you’ll also enjoy competitive pay, great benefits and the ability to work for a company that is highly rated by its employees. If you can’t find an open position, consider one of the carriers above that offer dedicated Costco job opportunities.