Unload trucks, fedex ground, and package handlers aren't the only skills sorters have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
The sorters who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and criminal justice, while a small population of sorters studied general studies and medical assisting services.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you're prepared to start applying to become a sorter. We've found that typically sorters are mostly employed at Amazon, Randstad USA, and Pitney Bowes. Of recent, Amazon had 1,285 positions open for sorters. Meanwhile, there are 31 job openings at Randstad USA and 27 at Pitney Bowes.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, sorters tend to earn the biggest salaries at Lockheed Martin, Waste Connections, and Casella Waste Systems. Take Lockheed Martin for example. The median sorter salary is $33,789. At Waste Connections, sorters earn an average of $32,056, while the average at Casella Waste Systems is $31,685. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Lockheed Martin has 0 job listings for sorters, Waste Connections and Casella Waste Systems only have 2 and 1 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected sorters are working at United Parcel Service, FedEx, and Fed Ex Ground. By assessing which schools sorters mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of sorters from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.