Average Hourly Rate for FedEx Ground Employees

FedEx Ground laborers see wages hovering around $13.68 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $22.45. FedEx Ground paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your role at the company and where you live are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Package Handler
145 profiles

Operations Manager
40 profiles

Operations Administrator
39 profiles

United States (change)

Delivery Driver
16 profiles

Maintenance Technician
13 profiles

Administrative Assistant
6 profiles

Courier / Messenger
5 profiles

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  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 339
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Find out more about pay at FedEx Ground

About This Company

Fed Ex Ground Inc

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Average pay is $16.10 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of FedEx Ground people (61 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $13.08 per hour on average.


Earning $20.38 per hour on average, Operations Managers receive the most money, followed by Maintenance Technicians (approximately $18.67), Messengers (about $16.52), and Route Drivers (around $14.83). Earning only approximately $11.93 on average, Package Handlers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.00 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Syracuse, N.Y. ($15.48), Nashville, Tenn. ($15.43), and Philadelphia, Pa. (around $14.19) are the next top-paying cities. Sacramento, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at $12.42, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, FedEx Ground employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning approximately $15.77 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $22.51 per hour for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Arts (AA); FedEx Ground awards $19.95 to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $20.17 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Sorting; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Packaging, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; FedEx Ground gives paid vacation days to a third of employees and sick leave to an eighth of employees. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. FedEx Ground provides health insurance to a majority of employees, and the larger part of survey participants do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for FedEx Ground


29 %
71 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Hourly Rate
$11 - $17

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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