Armored Truck Drivers


Armored Truck Drivers


Armored truck drivers, also known as armored car drivers, armored guards, or armored messengers, are trained security personnel who guard and transport  money, jewelry, and/or other valuables from one location to another in armored trucks, vans, or cars. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, investigation, guard, and armored car services employed 797,920 people in May 2018. Of these, 680,500 were security guards and 2,530 were transportation and material moving occupations. Individuals may work for corporate and business clients as we...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma



On-the-job training or two to three years experience





Personality Traits



It should be noted that earnings for armored car drivers can vary depending on the industry for which they work, their geographic location, and experience. Individuals working for state government agencies will earn the highest salaries.

According to the Web site, median annual earnings for armored truck drivers in July 2019 were $27,893. The median wage is the wage at which...

Work Environment

Armored truck drivers spend much of their work day driving to pick up and drop off the valuables and cash they transport. Depending on the location and the time of year, weather conditions can mean they need to drive through rain, ice, snow, and sleet. 

Individuals in this job typically carry and lift heavy bags of coins and other valuables.

As armored truck drivers transport mone...


The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that in 2018 there were 1,114,380 security guards working in the United States, which includes armored truck drivers. The BLS also reports that the overall employment of security guards is projected to grow 4 percent through 2028, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. Jobs openings will become available as individuals retire and leav...