Bringing in the most money are Tractor-Trailer Drivers — their earnings average around $25.01 per hour. Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers are a close second at approximately $24.83 along with Forklift Operators ($19.59) and Forklift Drivers (about $18.55). Package Handlers make an average $11.38, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $21.04 per hour. The largest fraction of FedEx Freight people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $18.82 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $25.82 per hour) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Pittsburgh, Pa. ($24.68), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $20.68), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($18.81) are the next top-paying cities. Louisville, Ky. is near the bottom for pay at $17.57. By state, FedEx Freight employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning around $23.58 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $25.94 per hour for Class A Commercial Driver License Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at FedEx Freight — these employees make the most at about $25.93 per hour.
Employees who count HAZMAT among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $25.75 per hour. A common skill in FedEx Freight's work force is Customer Service; just under a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Commercial, Transport, and Jobsite Delivery are also desirable skills.
FedEx Freight's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Merely five percent of workers at FedEx Freight earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at FedEx Freight are tuition reimbursement, stock options, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.