Nearing the top of the pay scale are Warehouse Workers, Loaders, Forklift Drivers, and Unloaders; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $20.17 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $18.77, $18.56, and about $17.65, respectively. Cashiers make an average $9.00, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Wal-Mart Distribution Center for between five and 10 years earn $19.71 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Wal-Mart Distribution Center people (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $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. (about $19.54) and Hermiston, Ore. ($17.90). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $19.40 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $21.35 per hour.
Employees who count Shipping among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $20.18 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Machine Operation, Inventory Control, and Logistics.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Wal-Mart Distribution Center provides an optional 401(k) plan, and slightly less than a third of workers participate. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and the larger part of employees get dental coverage. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan and 401(a).