Tractor-Trailer Drivers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $22.24 per hour on average; Delivery Drivers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $21.90, followed by Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers earning $20.18 and Dock Workers making about $17.81. On the lower end are Dockworkers at around $16.16 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.18 per hour) can be spotted in Newark, N.J.; Atlanta, Ga. ($22.18), Hagerstown, Md. ($21.32), and Orlando, Fla. (approximately $20.82) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $16.11) is Akron, Ohio. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to around $21.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $18.47 per hour. The largest fraction of FedEx Freight people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $19.14 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $22.81 per hour.
Employees who count Transport among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $21.78 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at FedEx Freight is Customer Service, with nearly one in three considering it a key competency. Commercial, Safety Compliance, and Jobsite Delivery are also desirable skills.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 19 percent receiving paid vacation and around an eighth of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and most survey participants use it to save for retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).