Package Handler Salary (United States)

Pay for Package Handlers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.94 per hour. The top of the range reaches $14.19, and the bottom approaches $8.70 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 27 percent claim no health benefits at all. There are far more male Package Handlers than women, making up 81 percent of those in this profession. The majority of Package Handlers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Package Handler Salary (?
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$8.70 - $14.19
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $14.19  
   
Overtime
$9.50 - $22.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,284 - $30,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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 $25,709. Though pay is top-notch, compensation is curbed at $33K.
United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $22,095. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $17,850 to $30,789. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include FedEx Ground ($23,697) and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) ($25,709).

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$23,000
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For Package Handlers, busy Columbus offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Package Handlers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+5 percent). In Louisville, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.
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Experience Affects Package Handler Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 27%