Average Package Handler Hourly Pay

$12.84
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$250
Bonus
$59
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The average hourly pay for a Package Handler is $12.84.
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$10.23
MEDIAN
$12.84
90%
$15.98
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Bonus
$4 - $2,576
Profit Sharing
$10 - $491
Total Pay
$21,407 - $33,715
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What Do Package Handlers Do?

Package Handler Tasks
  • Mark, scan and weigh packages.
  • Keep a clean working area.
  • Lift and slide packages for delivery.
  • Unload and load packages.

Job Satisfaction for Package Handler

3.7 out of 5
(435)
Highly Satisfied
27Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Package Handler are from the companies FedEx Ground, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx). Reported salaries are highest at FedEx Freight where the average pay is $14.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ups-Scs Ltd and The UPS Store, earning around $13.84 and $13.66, respectively. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.59. UPS Mail Innovations and FedEx Ground also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.79 and $13.25, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Package Handlers?

Skills in Sorting, Organizing, Shipping and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Packaging.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Package Handlers?

An entry-level Package Handler with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.25 based on 697 salaries. An early career Package Handler with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.87 based on 1,487 salaries. A mid-career Package Handler with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.46 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Package Handler with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.02 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Package Handler in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana (4.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.3% less), Louisville, Kentucky (1.6% less) and Houston, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,477 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.1%
Early Career
60.0%
Mid Career
6.3%
Experienced
4.3%
Late Career
1.3%