The highest average salaries go to Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers, who bring in close to around $24.00 per hour, though Delivery Drivers are not far behind at about $23.07 along with Tractor-Trailer Drivers ($22.52) and Maintenance Technicians ($21.15). FedEx Freight hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Dockworkers ($16.92 on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $17.81 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $19.40 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.18 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Mount Pocono, Pa. (about $21.33), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $20.68), and Denver, Colo. ($19.65) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Little Rock, Ark.; in fact, at approximately $18.52 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $22.36 per hour) in California.
Certifications and Degrees
Class A Commercial Driver License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $21.96 per hour. It pays to have a Certificate (Cert), Truck Driving at FedEx Freight — these employees make the most at around $24.55 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Jobsite Delivery; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $22.73 per hour. Commercial is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Customer Service, Transport, and Safety Compliance.
At FedEx Freight, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-seventh of employees receive paid time off. With an eye toward the future, FedEx Freight offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.