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Average Hourly Rate for FedEx Ground Employees

FedEx Ground offers employees an average of $14.09 per hour, with $20.94 for overtime. Geography primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at FedEx Ground. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

FedEx Ground typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: FedEx Ground
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Package Handler (27)
$9.54 - $14.07  
[-]Package Handler (27)
Hourly Rate$9.54 - $14.07  
[+]Delivery Driver (8)
$8.27 - $21.28  
[+]Delivery Driver (8)
Hourly Rate$8.27 - $21.28  
[+]Operations Administrator (7)
$11.75 - $19.40  
[+]Operations Administrator (7)
Hourly Rate$11.75 - $19.40  
[+]Office Administrator (7)
$11.07 - $22.83  
[+]Office Administrator (7)
Hourly Rate$11.07 - $22.83  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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FedEx Ground Details

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($26.80 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento; Pittsburgh ($20.25), St. Paul ($19.36), and Dallas (approximately $15.50) are the next top-paying cities. At around $13.00, Indianapolis is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across FedEx Ground's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Pennsylvania earn the most, taking home about $18.38 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Maintenance Technicians, who bring in close to $24.27, though Office Administrators are not far behind at $15.05 along with Senior Administrative Assistants (approximately $14.77) and Operations Administrators (around $14.31). Near the bottom at FedEx Ground are Package Handlers, pulling in just about $11.30.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $13.92. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $12.85 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Members, who make $24.72. Class A Commercial Driver License Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $17.86 per hour. FedEx Ground provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $16.13 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $20.00. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; more than a third deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Office Administration, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

FedEx Ground lets only 42 percent take paid vacation and only 19 percent take sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at FedEx Ground, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a fair portion of workers and dental coverage for most workers. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

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