The earning potential of couriers depends on a number of factors, including the type of company they work for, the nature of the job, and the individual driver's experience. The average salary of a UK courier is ??31,000; these are of course earnings for employees. Self employed drivers can earn considerably more or, conversely considerably less.
Delivery van driver employee salaries can range from ??16,000 to ??40,000, depending on a number of factors, such as the driver's level of experience, the type of job, and the type of employer. However, it's important to keep in mind that these are only average figures. Your salary may be higher or lower than the figures listed above, depending on your individual circumstances.
If you're thinking of switching careers and becoming a courier, you'll need to find the right job. Here are a few ideas you can use to find the right job with the right salary:
Talk to Existing Couriers - they can be a mine of information and may be prepared to share information about the best companies to work for.
Be Diligent in Looking For Companies to Work For - there are a lot of job opportunities so don't just apply to the first one you see. You can find potential employers online, in newspapers, magazines, and job search sites.
Ask Your Employer for a Promotion - if you're currently employed as a courier, you might be able to negotiate a higher salary. After all, you have nothing to lose. Your current employer might be happy to increase your salary if you ask for a promotion; after all good staff are hard to find.
If you find another job you'd like to apply for, but the salary offered is lower than you expected, don't be afraid of asking for more. After all, you're worth it. However, you need to be careful when negotiating your salary. There's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Here are a few tips to help you negotiate your salary successfully:
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