Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

Employees of Wal-Mart Distribution Center bring in an average of $15.86 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $29.56. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Wal-Mart Distribution Center. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Wal-Mart Distribution Center typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Order Filler (5)
$10.62 - $21.03  
[-]Order Filler (5)
Hourly Rate$10.62 - $21.03  
[+]Loader (4)
$9.39 - $23.32  
[+]Loader (4)
Hourly Rate$9.39 - $23.32  
[+]Forklift Operator (3)
$12.59 - $23.42  
[+]Forklift Operator (3)
Hourly Rate$12.59 - $23.42  
[+]Warehouse Associate (2)
$10.69 - $20.71  
[+]Warehouse Associate (2)
Hourly Rate$10.69 - $20.71  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Years of Experience

Average pay is typically around $19.02 for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees (42 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $15.25 per hour.


By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Wal-Mart Distribution Center employee makes $20.00 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Forklift Operators, who bring in close to about $19.15, though Warehouse Associates are not far behind at $17.95 along with Unloaders (approximately $17.40) and Loaders (about $16.48). Order Fillers at Wal-Mart Distribution Center do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($15.77) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $17.07 for Forklift Safety Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at approximately $15.51 per hour. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $24.81 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Electronic Troubleshooting in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $23.65. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center workforce; one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Safety Compliance, System Repair, and Machine Operation are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of workers use it to save for retirement. As for time away from work, Wal-Mart Distribution Center does compensate just over a half of workers for vacation days, but only about 35 percent can take paid time off due to illness. Wal-Mart Distribution Center provides health insurance to a solid majority of workers, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Wal-Mart Distribution Center


23 %
77 %
Hourly Rate
$11 - $17
Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
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 12 votes.

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