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.