Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $24.83 per hour; Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Forklift Operators, and Forklift Drivers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $24.62, approximately $19.84, and $18.55, respectively. FedEx Freight hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Package Handlers (around $11.38 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.68 per hour) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $20.68), Fontana, Calif. (around $20.39), and Fort Worth, Texas ($19.01) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dallas, Texas — at $15.05, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Pennsylvania take home the most — $23.58 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $21.49 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $18.86 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $22.00 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.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be HAZMAT; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $25.75 per hour. A garden variety skill at FedEx Freight is Commercial; just under one in three of FedEx Freight's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Transport, and Jobsite Delivery.
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. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, special cash bonus/group incentives, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.