Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $25.21 per hour — though Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Forklift Operators, and Dockworkers also do fairly well at $23.91, about $19.39, and $18.30, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at FedEx Freight are Package Handlers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $11.38.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at FedEx Freight for between five and 10 years earn $20.21 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $18.68 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.18 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif. (around $20.68), Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $19.01), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($18.81) are the next top-paying cities. At $18.08, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to about $23.38 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Class A Commercial Driver License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $22.00 per hour. Employees who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) make the most here, hauling in $25.93 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have HAZMAT in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $25.56 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; just under one in three consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Commercial, Transport, and Safety Compliance.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of FedEx Freight's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only five percent of survey participants report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; FedEx Freight sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. FedEx Freight also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and special cash bonus/group incentives.