$27,198
Avg. Salary
$11.92
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$206

Bonus

$310

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Package Handler is $11.92 per hour.

The average pay for a Package Handler is $27,198 per year.

10%
$9.97
10%
$11.92
50%
$15.29
90%
90%
MEDIAN $11.92
10%
$19k
10%
$27k
50%
$41k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $27,198
$19,443 - $40,796
$19K
$27K
$41K
MEDIAN: $27,198
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90%

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$9.97 - $15.29
$10
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MEDIAN: $11.92
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$0$40K
Salary $19,443 - $40,796
Bonus $1.41 - $5,054
Profit Sharing $310
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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$20,791 - $32,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.97 - $15.29
Hourly Tips $0.91
Overtime $12.76 - $25.60
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $1.41 - $5,054
Profit Sharing $310
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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$20,791 - $32,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,084

Job Description

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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$35K

FedEx Ground
312 profiles
$26,068

$23,196

$27,035

Common Career Paths


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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.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

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.

Job Reviews

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

Package Handler in Helena:
"Great."
Pros: It's a small town
Cons: Nothing

Package Handler in Philadelphia:
"Hard, fast-paced work."
Pros: There is always a job for you.
Cons: Filth.

Package Handler in Passaic:
"I work in Edison."
Pros: I don't work in Passaic but my job is close to home and the hours complement my son's school schedule.
Cons: Uncomfortable work environment.

Package Handler in Hedgesville:
"Not good."
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Not enough work

Package Handler in Rialto:
"Not that great."
Pros: It's a paycheck and it pays the bills.
Cons: Extremely stressful, pay isn't worth it.

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

Package Handler in Newark:
"Its alright."
Pros: The amount of hours you can apply for.
Cons: Everyone thinking they're the boss.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 314 votes.
Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

▲33%

▲14%

National Average
$25,000

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$25,000

▼2%

Unloading
▼2%

Loading
▼4%

Shipping
▼4%

▼5%

Lifting
▼7%

Team Leadership
▼7%

Strength
▼9%

Safety Compliance
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 314 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 33%