Package Handler Salary

Earnings for Package Handlers in the United States come in at around $11.40 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Package Handlers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,265 - $41,443
$19K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,095
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$9.81 - $14.72
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MEDIAN: $11.40
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$0$41K
Salary $19,265 - $41,443
Bonus $0.57 - $518
Profit Sharing $450.00
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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$20,433 - $31,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.81 - $14.72
Hourly Tips $3.69
Overtime $13.35 - $25.39
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $0.57 - $518
Profit Sharing $450.00
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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$20,433 - $31,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,063

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Package Handler


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Package Handlers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $59K per year. The most common next step for a Package Handler is to become an Operations Supervisor or an Operations Administrator. The former position pays an additional $25K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

Package Handler Job Listings

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 $27K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $33K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $21K.

United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $24K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $33K.

Pay by Experience Level for Package Handler

Pay by Experience for a Package Handler has a positive trend. An entry-level Package Handler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 877 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Package Handler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Package Handler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 52 salaries. A Package Handler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries.

Package Handler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Package Handler?

Package Handler in Chicago:
"Great night wonderful day."
Pros: It labor.
Cons: Noting.

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Key Stats for Package Handler

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Package Handler Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

▲38%

▲18%

National Average
$24,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Package Handler Salaries

▲2%

Unloading
▲2%

Loading
▼0%

National Average
$24,000

▼1%

Shipping
▼1%

Team Leadership
▼3%

Lifting
▼4%

Strength
▼6%

Safety Compliance
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 33%
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