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ROUTE SALESMAN: Works At His Own Pace & Makes Commission

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Shawn, a Route Salesman for a large water supply company, accomplishes 80-100 deliveries per day, starting at 4am and ending around 12pm. He works at his own pace, and makes commission so this is a job with good earning potential.

Job Title: Route Salesman
Employer: Water Supply Company

Job Summary: Driver/Sales Workers

Job Description

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages within a small region or urban area.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Hand-eye coordination

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