Field Service Technicians are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $18.78 per hour; Fuel Truck Drivers, Delivery Drivers, and Route Drivers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $16.39, $14.00, and $13.36, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Ferrellgas are Customer Service Specialists — the median salary for this role approaches around $12.77.
Residents of San Diego, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $19.54 per hour; other top-paying cities include Johnstown, N.Y. (around $16.41) and Portland, Ore. (approximately $16.37). Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Ferrellgas the most — $19.31 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $15.21 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $14.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Class B Commercial Driver License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $18.59 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Plumbing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $18.78 per hour. Safety Compliance also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Sales, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Two in five workers have paid vacation, and only about 28 percent can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Ferrellgas provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the vast majority of survey participants participate. At Ferrellgas, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of employees have dental coverage. Privileges also include stock options, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.