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United Parcel Service warehouse package handlers scan, sort and stack thousands of packages daily. Positions are fast-paced and physical, requiring continuous lifting, lowering and sliding packages weighing up to 70 pounds. As UPS is the largest member of the Teamsters, part-time package handlers may be required to join the union.
Typical Package Handler Hours, Wages and Benefits
UPS package handlers are typically hired as part-time personnel and work three to four hours each day, five days per week, excluding weekends and holidays. According to UPS, part-time package handlers can expect to earn $140 to $170 a week after taxes and other deductions. Benefits might include tuition assistance, wellness programs, health and life insurance, employee stock options and profit sharing.
Cheryl Hosmer teaches online courses in writing and community journalism. She has written for various newspapers since 1983. She teamed up with author Marshall Terrill in 2001 as an editor of celebrity biographies. Hosmer holds a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Madonna University. Her educational emphasis was poverty studies and journalism.