A UPS driver has blocked critics who question why UPS drivers make so much money with a viral TikTok showing how many boxes he delivers.
Aiden (@aiden_m365) is a UPS driver and TikTok content creator with 3.2 million followers. He regularly posts videos about TikTok trends and his daily life. His TikTok video showing how many packages he delivered in just one shift went viral, with 1.9 million views and 180,500 likes in 2 days.
The text overlay on Aiden’s video reads: “Don’t understand why they get paid so much. All they do is deliver packages. It can’t be that hard.”
Captioned “But I love it,” the 12-second video shows his truck full of crates at the start of the shift at 8:45 a.m. and then completely empty at 2:45 a.m. afternoon.
Based on Comparable, UPS driver salaries range from $18,860 to $134,000 per year with a median income of $68,369. UPS drivers are reported to have average 120 deliveries every day, with deliveries doubling over the Christmas season.
In a follow-up video, Aiden notes that it was only the morning shift.
“Those are just my deliveries. I still have 17 pickups that I have to make,” Aiden said.
Many of the 2,240 comments applauded the hard work of UPS drivers and agreed that they earn a salary.
“You are busy hustling to get so many items delivered so fast!!,” said @kmccleish.
“And you STILL are not done. Didn’t even show them that you’re basically going to top up after 3 hours of picking before coming back,” @kevinford8 commented.
“People don’t understand our work… it’s hard work,” wrote @amandaleigh1993.
“Worked for UPS for a few years and it’s no joke,” said @stayforthenightifyoulike.
The Daily Dot has reached out to @aiden_m365 and UPS for comment.
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* First published: December 16, 2021, 12:23 p.m. CST
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