FedEx Ground

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Jakeem Simon, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Jakeem Simon

    Jakeem Simon New Member

    Is FedEx Ground really that bad?!? & How much do you get paid?
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    It's all volunteer work - there is no pay involved
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Not much.
  4. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    You should ask the contractor you'll be working for. There is a wide range of compensation mostly based on how fast you can get the job done.
  5. ImWaitingForTheDay

    ImWaitingForTheDay Annoy a conservative....Think for yourself

    Remember in most cases the harder and longer you work YOU will not get paid more cash...
  6. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Mr. Simon: IWBF is right. First see what the contractor is offering.Remember Federal Express (Fedex) is not a federally commission operation. Just another Fortune 500 company that has an operating authority granted to it by the U.S. Department of Transporation and the Interstate Commerce Commission.
  7. BoxStomper69

    BoxStomper69 Goldmember

    Some people get paid hourly, some get paid a percentage that the contractor makes per stop and package, some get a salary (me). It's all over the place as far as what you can get paid. Same thing with benefits. I get them but some don't. The job itself isn't bad but it varies from contractor to contractor.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Where I am, most Ground drivers are on salary, which tends to be $600 per week for a walk-in, and $700-$750 for straight trucks. However, most of these people are working 55-60 hours per week, with zero benefits and no overtime. You do the math.

    There are exceptions, and some contractors pay more or offer incentives. Jakeem, look at the responses you have received here, and pay attention to what we're saying. We are trying to tell you that Ground is nowhere. If you want a job with a future, look into UPS (if you like this business) or get some training in a trade that actually pays you decent money.

    My plumber owns 3 houses here on the mainland, a vacation home in Alaska, and probably makes $200k a year. His main residence is worth about a million, and his boat is worth at least $150k. That's just an anecdotal example.
  9. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    I get half of what the route makes. Needless to say I make good money and have a nice route.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If that is true. You are the exception rather than the rule.
  11. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Hired drivers make $625 per week in SoCal.

    For 9 to 11 hour days.

    No paid sick days, no paid vacations and no health insurance.

    Route owners have it much better.
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    fixed it!
  13. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    That's just simply wrong.
  14. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Not in the eyes of X. They are tasked with providing cheap trucking and cheap labor. There a few exceptions here and there buts for the nost part that $600-$700 is by and large the nationwide average for contractor labor. Given the heavy downward pressure X is and will continue to place on settlement that figure will likely stay that way for a long ime to come. God luck trying to find somebody to take the deal in the future.
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You'd be surprised at how easy it is.
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    It's not that way in every market. You are one of those guys who thinks the demography of your area is the same everywhere.
  17. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    bbsm has a used car salesman way of presenting his points, hopefully he's truthful when he's trying to get someone to "take the deal "
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Something tells me that @bbsam is upfront with his prospects.
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  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    If I keep it for 30 years I won't be disappointed, Everything is always for sale. If it doesn't sell, it doesn't sell.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I have no reason not to be.