Warehouse Workers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $20.17 per hour; Loaders, Forklift Drivers, and Unloaders also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $18.77, around $18.56, and about $17.65, respectively. With salaries averaging $9.00, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $19.71 per hour. The largest fraction of Wal-Mart Distribution Center people (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $17.57 per hour on average.
Residents of Marcy, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $21.43 per hour; other top-paying cities include Apple Valley, Calif. (around $19.54) and Hermiston, Ore. ($17.90). Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — approximately $19.40 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $21.35 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Shipping; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $20.18 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers, with approximately one-third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Machine Operation, Inventory Control, and Logistics were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Just under a third of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan and 401(a).