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Average Hourly Rate for FedEx Ground Employees

FedEx Ground workers earn an average of $13.96 per hour normally and $21.81 during overtime hours. The most important factor affecting pay for FedEx Ground employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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FedEx Ground typically pays:
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Employer: FedEx Ground
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Package Handler (34)
$9.35 - $14.56  
[-]Package Handler (34)
Hourly Rate$9.35 - $14.56  
[+]Operations Administrator (12)
$11.74 - $17.42  
[+]Operations Administrator (12)
Hourly Rate$11.74 - $17.42  
[+]Delivery Driver (11)
$8.14 - $20.71  
[+]Delivery Driver (11)
Hourly Rate$8.14 - $20.71  
[+]Maintenance Technician (8)
$13.60 - $33.46  
[+]Maintenance Technician (8)
Hourly Rate$13.60 - $33.46  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214

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Fed Ex Ground Inc

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Maintenance Technicians are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $23.49 per hour on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $19.70, followed by Office Administrators earning $15.34 and Senior Administrative Assistants making $14.77. Near the bottom at FedEx Ground are Package Handlers, pulling in an average of just $11.26.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $14.08 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $13.05 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.40 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pa. ($20.42), Orlando, Fla. ($16.48), and Toledo, Ohio (around $15.13) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Chicago, Ill. — at $12.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. FedEx Ground workers in Texas earn the most — around $18.70 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Members have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $24.49 per hour. Regarding pay and education, FedEx Ground pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $17.35.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Office; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $14.62 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among FedEx Ground workers, with over a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three workers at FedEx Ground enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in five workers can take sick leave. With an eye toward the future, FedEx Ground offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A fair number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. FedEx Ground folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for FedEx Ground


26 %
74 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
United States (change)

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