Bringing in the most money are Field Service Technicians — their earnings average about $18.90 per hour. Medium Truck Drivers are a close second at approximately $18.42 along with Route Drivers ($16.52) and Delivery Drivers ($15.90). Earning only around $13.00 on average, Material Handlers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.31 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Overland Park, Kan.; Liberty, Mo. (about $17.00), Johnstown, N.Y. ($16.41), and Portland, Ore. (around $16.37) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Kansas City, Mo. at approximately $13.26. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Georgia pays Ferrellgas the most — $18.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ferrellgas for between five and 10 years earn $15.84 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ferrellgas employees (38 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $15.84 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $18.74 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Ferrellgas compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at approximately $16.75 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Plumbing seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $18.73 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, roughly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Safety Compliance, Jobsite Delivery, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one in four workers at Ferrellgas earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, employee stock ownership plan (esop), life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.