Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

Wal-Mart Distribution Center laborers see wages hovering around $17.41 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $28.49. Your role at the company influences pay for Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers the most, followed by your experience level and geography. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest average salaries go to Forklift Drivers, who bring in close to approximately $18.56 per hour, though Loaders are not far behind at about $18.00 along with Order Fillers (around $17.34) and Unloaders ($17.32). Among the lower-paid positions at Wal-Mart Distribution Center are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $9.00.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $19.90 per hour. The largest fraction of Wal-Mart Distribution Center people (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $17.32 per hour on average.


Residents of Apple Valley, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $19.54 per hour; other top-paying cities include Hopkinsville, Ky. ($18.50) and Hermiston, Ore. (approximately $17.90). Within the firm, employees working in Delaware take home the most — around $22.39 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $19.80 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Shipping in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $20.18 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; around one in three deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Machine Operation, Inventory Control, and Cash Handling.

Benefits and Perks

Around one in five workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Wal-Mart Distribution Center provides health insurance to a solid majority of employees, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes 401(a).

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