How much does UPS pay hourly for a part-time high school student?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mikozee, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Mikozee

    Mikozee New Member

    Well as much as I love my current job, the flexibility (or should I say INflexibility) for being a lifeguard is really killing my daily schedule. If it’s not enough hours, it’s always not enough days.

    So I’m thinking of maybe getting a 2nd job and working at UPS. I looked it up on Google and the job benefits are pretty cool (weekly paycheck is something new to me lol). I'm currently a Junior in High School and I'm in the process of getting a driver's license (but I can't legally drive by myself yet).

    Are there any pre-requisites to working at UPS? Such as being able to lift X-pounds? Or is there an age restriction? (I assume not because I had a friend in 8th grade who worked at UPS)

    I also noticed none of the sites (not even UPS although I’m sure it’s there somewhere) told me how much pay they give so does anyone here know? Someone told me they pay $8.50 but I'm not sure if that's right or not.
  2. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    In my area it's $8.50 to start. That would be the local sort (nights-6-9:30) The only thing that I'm not sure of is the age you have to be. It could be 18.
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Yea, Im not buying that 8th grade thing, 18 yrs old is the limit its heavy commercial work so you have to be of age
  4. gded

    gded New Member

    look into school reimburesment also, you could get free education. some states is 21 to start driving.:peaceful:
  5. mlhradio

    mlhradio New Member

    Pay rate may vary from location to location - around here it starts at $8.50. One place to find more info - go to - click on the link "Featured Jobs", and enter your zip code. It will list all of the available positions in your area (if there are any), the pay rate, approximate hours, and some basic job restrictions. Honestly, I'm not sure if UPS hires people less than 18 years of age (other experienced forum members will undoubtedly know more), but it does not specifically mention age in the job restrictions or requirements.
  6. Mikozee

    Mikozee New Member


    I'm not asking you to believe me. I say what I remember. He had a uniform and had his own name tag and got paid. Whether he got paid by UPS, I don't know. I certainly don't see any reason why he would lie at any rate.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We`re not saying he`s lying. he could have been one of those 18 year old 8th graders. Of course most of those who got put back a grade or two in school usually go into I.E.
  8. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :rofl: You're too much.
  9. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  10. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Your friend probably worked at a UPS store. So he was not technically a UPS employee. you need to be 18 or older to work for UPS.
  11. maybe UPS store? haha
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    here we had two 17 year old guys working the local sort, granted they were just a few months under 18, but still had not made it yet. I think there may have been some nepotism involved.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nepotism--see also Illinois senatorial government.
  14. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    My daughter was hired at 17 years old, as were several reload guys I know.
  15. Nitelite

    Nitelite Member

    Yea, we have had several 17 year olds hired in the past.
  16. smf0605

    smf0605 Member

    The minimum age is 17, but there are limitations (can not work past 10 pm). The pay rate is $9.50 on the preload and $8.50 on the other sorts.
  17. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I was 17 when I started on the Midnight Sort, but that was in the last century sometime.
  18. I can Count

    I can Count New Member

    $8.50 in Latham, NY for seasonal help. I walked out of the interview. They need to raise the salary so they can hire a higher quality worker. Three times in the past year my packages have been delivered to the wrong address and they won't assume responsibility for the incompetence.
  19. ocnewguy

    ocnewguy Member

    I'm sure UPS regrets not having your special box-handling capabilities that they can't find anywhere else for 8.50 an hour.
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If your not 18 UPS isn't going pay you anything because there not going to hire you.