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Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

On average, Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees receive $16.10 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $37.22. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $17.50 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $15.00 per hour.


Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of approximately $20.00 per hour) in California.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Loaders and Order Fillers; the former receives the highest median pay at $18.50 per hour while around $16.10 per hour is the norm for the latter.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $15.53 per hour) than those without credentials. Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $24.81 on average.


Employees who count Electronic Troubleshooting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $24.81 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Wal-Mart Distribution Center can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and 38 percent receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A solid majority of employees receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Wal-Mart Distribution Center


35 %
65 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$16 - $24
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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