Maintenance Technicians rake in the most money, with average earnings of $23.49 per hour; Operations Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $19.70, while Office Administrators and Senior Administrative Assistants rank near the top as well (around $15.86 and approximately $14.77, respectively). Financial compensation for Package Handlers is rather low — on average only $11.28 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $14.09 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (51 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $13.19 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $21.40 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pa. (around $20.42), Orlando, Fla. ($17.00), and Toledo, Ohio ($15.13) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($12.00) in Chicago, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; pay there average to $16.48 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Members have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $24.49 per hour. Regarding pay and education, FedEx Ground pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — around $17.35.
Employees who count Microsoft Office among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $14.62 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 31 percent receiving paid vacation and a fifth of respondents receiving paid sick days. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at FedEx Ground, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A solid majority of employees receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. FedEx Ground folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.