Hourly Pay/Benefits - Differences Between Fedex Express and UPS

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by l22, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. l22

    l22 Active Member

    What are the differences between hourly pay and benefits for Fedex Express couriers vs. UPS drivers? I.e. How does pay progression work; what are the differences in health insurance plans, etc.?
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

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  3. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    For one, what express drivers are paid depends on the zip code they work. A driver in New York or California may make more than a Driver working in South Dakota. However, I believe Brown pays their drivers the same rate no matter what zip or state they work in. Brown drivers reach top pay around 3 years time. An Express driver starting out today will never reach top pay in his career. Drivers have 18 years in the company and are not topped out. Who knows the details but I've heard Brown blows away express insurance plans.
  4. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    FedEx pay sucks. For all hourlies
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  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    UPS wins hands down in the compensation comparison.
    Better Pay
    Better Progresssion
    Better Insurance
    Better Retirement

    The biggest difference, most Express drivers(in my experience)
    wouldn't be able to handle the amount of work,
    ever been faced with a bricked out p1000 daily .. not at FDX(unless its bulk)
    ever had to work til 9:30pm or later every day.. not at FDX
    ever had to deal with the revolving door known as preloaders... not at FDX you load your own...

    So that being said UPS earns every penny on the check.
    And so does FDX, AT TOP rate.

    At UPS you EARN all those extras. The compensation at FDX was good 10 years ago.
  6. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Its 4 years now to reach top pay unless you are already in progression.
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  7. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    For express?
  8. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    At Brown... Not sure about express...
  9. There is no progression with Express anymore. We used to get merit pay raises based on reviews every 6 months, then bumped to yearlies, now are always on a holding pattern if we ever get a raise.

    The old performance/scan/safety reviews were tossed with meaningless "discussion reviews" that is a waste of the ink on the paper printed it on.

    Median hourly pay employees will never get topped! The new hires get paid more than employees already 5 years in.
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    If you're trying to decide which one to go with, as a 20+ years Express employee, I would say DEFINITELY brown. You will work harder, get treated crappier but you will make out much better in the end. There is no future at Express.
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  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Express? 40 years.
  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    about 50 grand a year and that is probably a conservative estimate.
  13. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    One comment...a 5 year employee can't make less than a newhire. He can be at starting pay like a newhire, but he can't make less than starting pay. But agreed, Express is a farce. On the other hand no one else was going to start me at $15.53hr when I got rehired recently. It is what it is. But hey, I'm on my own as a domicile, drive in great scenery and weather, get to sleep in every morning. Semi-retired!
  14. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    If you're young (ie in your 20's) you'd be a fool not to get a job at UPS. I say you need to be young because you're gonna hump for the first 10 yrs.
  15. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Don't waste your time and just go to UPS.
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    33.70 an hour, soon to be 34.40 an hour at Brown, enough saidimagesZWUSWAWT.jpg lol
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    They can't figure out why they're bleeding veteran employees though.
  18. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    34.40? How can they possibly stay in business????:glare:
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Better upper management obviously. The pay and perks for the upper crust are probably not as nearly outlandish.
  20. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    It's called retirement.

    And with our union pension, we can generally retire sometime in our 50's.

    Can't do that at purple.