Average Hourly Rate for FedEx Ground Employees

Employees of FedEx Ground bring in an average of $13.20 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $21.23. Though your city and your job title are influential salary factors for those at FedEx Ground, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $15.48 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (59 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $12.60 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.28 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pa. (around $19.73), Orlando, Fla. ($18.81), and Columbus, Ohio (about $16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $12.42) in Sacramento, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, FedEx Ground employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning $15.23 per hour on average.


Bringing in the most money are Operations Managers — their earnings average $19.93 per hour. Maintenance Technicians are a close second at about $19.82 along with Office Administrators ($16.10) and Route Drivers (around $14.83). On the lower end are Package Handlers at $11.73 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $21.07 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with an Associate of Arts (AA) at FedEx Ground come out on top, and their salaries approach about $18.20 per hour.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $19.51 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among FedEx Ground workers, with just under a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Sorting, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

One in three respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in seven employees can take paid time off for illness. FedEx Ground helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

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