Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ferrellgas for between five and 10 years earn $14.01 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $14.00 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Fuel Truck Drivers — their earnings average around $16.44 per hour. Delivery Drivers are a close second at $15.21 along with Route Drivers (approximately $13.36) and Customer Service Specialists ($13.26). With salaries averaging $12.77, Material Handlers 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 $19.54 per hour; other top-paying cities include Johnstown, N.Y. (around $16.41) and Portland, Ore. (approximately $16.37). Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of about $19.53 per hour) in California.
Certifications and Degrees
Hazardous Materials Commercial Driver License Holders earn $18.71 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Safety Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $16.25 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Office Administration, Computer Service, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Ferrellgas gives paid vacation days to a quarter of respondents and sick leave to an eighth of respondents. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A solid majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.