Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $15.57 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (61 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $12.84 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Operations Managers — their earnings average $20.63 per hour. Maintenance Technicians are a close second at $18.67 along with Messengers ($16.72) and Route Drivers (around $14.64). FedEx Ground hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Package Handlers ($11.90 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $16.00 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Syracuse, N.Y. ($15.48), Nashville, Tenn. ($15.04), and Philadelphia, Pa. (around $14.19) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $12.42) in Sacramento, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. FedEx Ground workers in Pennsylvania earn the most — approximately $15.66 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn $22.51 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At FedEx Ground, employees who hold an Associate of Arts (AA) receive the highest pay at around $19.95.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $20.29 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Sorting; on the survey, about a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Customer Service, Packaging, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 35 percent receiving paid vacation and roughly an eighth of workers receiving sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The larger part of workers receive health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants get dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.