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Package Handler Salary

Package Handlers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.81 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.75 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.16. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. There are far more male Package Handlers survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. Most Package Handlers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$8.75 - $14.16
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $14.16  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $22.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,358 - $30,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Package Handler

The people who help facilitate on-time deliveries for cargo carriers are package handlers; large companies that ship large quantities of goods each day also employ package handlers. The handler's main job is to load and unload packages, boxes, and general freight from trucks or other delivery vehicles.

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Package Handler Tasks

  • Lift and slide packages for delivery.
  • Unload and load packages.
  • Mark, scan and weigh packages.
  • Keep a clean working area.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Package Handler


Package Handlers in search of the best pay head to Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), where the median salary rolls in at $26K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $32K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $20K.

Package Handlers will find the worst pay at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $22K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $31K, leaving little room for growth.

Experience Affects Package Handler Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 28%