The average rate for a Package Handler is $11.25 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$17,592 - $40,588
(Median)
$18K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $25,041
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50%
90%

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$9.71 - $14.68
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,592 - $40,588  
   
Bonus
$393.05  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$20,221 - $31,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $14.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$13.02 - $26.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$393.05  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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).
)
$20,221 - $31,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 910
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Package Handler

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Experience Affects Package Handler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 42%


National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Package Handler Salaries

Sorting
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Packaging
up arrow 1%

Lifting
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Strength
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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