Armored Truck Drivers

A Brinks Truck Awaits a Shipment

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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies armored truck drivers as armed guards. While not every armed guard is an armored truck driver, the BLS reported that there were 1,103,120 people in this field in 2015. Individuals may work for corporate and business clients as well as the military.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Armored Car Drivers, Armored Guards, Armored Messengers
Duties Drive armored truck or car; transporting money, jewelry, and valuables from one location to another; guarding and protecting valuables inside vehicle; loading and carrying bags of cash, coins, and valuables into and from armored vehicles
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions with high demand in urban centers
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • English
  • Geography
  • Technical/Shop
Experience On-the-job training or two to three years experience
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Must meet minimum age requirements set by state, pass a drug test and background check, get fingerprinted and have no criminal record
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Armored Truck Driver Manager or Supervisor
  • Senior Armored Truck Driver
  • Armored Truck Driver
  • Armored Truck Driver Trainee