Bringing in the most money are Fuel Truck Drivers — their earnings average $16.39 per hour. Delivery Drivers are a close second at $14.00 along with Route Drivers (approximately $13.36) and Material Handlers ($12.77). With salaries averaging about $12.77, Customer Service Specialists are among the lowest paid at Ferrellgas.
Residents of San Diego, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $19.54 per hour; other top-paying cities include Johnstown, N.Y. ($16.41) and Portland, Ore. (approximately $16.37). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $19.53 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $14.25 per hour. The largest fraction of Ferrellgas people (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $14.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified DOT HAZMAT Technicians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $17.98 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Safety Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $16.25 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in four of Ferrellgas' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Office Administration, Sales, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
31 percent have paid vacation, and only about 19 percent can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of respondents, and for a solid majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Ferrellgas also dishes out privileges such as stock options, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.