Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers report earning an average of $15.57 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $37.22. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Wal-Mart Distribution Center
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National Data (?
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[-]Order Filler (3)
$10.80 - $21.84  
[-]Order Filler (3)
Hourly Rate$10.80 - $21.84  
[+]Loader (2)
$8.85 - $23.39  
[+]Loader (2)
Hourly Rate$8.85 - $23.39  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $17.50 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $15.00 per hour on average.


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to around $20.00 per hour.


Loaders are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $18.50 per hour; Order Fillers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $16.10 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $15.53 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with an Associate's Degree at Wal-Mart Distribution Center come out on top, and their salaries approach $24.81 per hour.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Electronic Troubleshooting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $24.81 per hour. A garden variety skill at Wal-Mart Distribution Center is Customer Service; nearly one-fourth of Wal-Mart Distribution Center's people use it regularly.

Benefits and Perks

Half of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only 38 percent get sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of employees, and for the larger part of workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Wal-Mart Distribution Center


32 %
68 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$10 - $23
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 6 votes.
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