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Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

On average, Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees receive $16.14 per hour, not counting the $29.56 for overtime. Wal-Mart Distribution Center paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your role at the company and where you live are also considered. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Order Filler (6)
$10.83 - $21.50  
[-]Order Filler (6)
Hourly Rate$10.83 - $21.50  
[+]Loader (4)
$9.40 - $23.35  
[+]Loader (4)
Hourly Rate$9.40 - $23.35  
[+]Forklift Operator (3)
$12.62 - $23.38  
[+]Forklift Operator (3)
Hourly Rate$12.62 - $23.38  
[+]Unloader (2)
$9.23 - $20.94  
[+]Unloader (2)
Hourly Rate$9.23 - $20.94  
 Precise Range (?
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)     Estimated Range (?
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the approximately $19.02 mark. For the most part, a representative employee at Wal-Mart Distribution Center has been working for one to four years and makes $15.38 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Forklift Operators — their earnings average $19.15. Warehouse Associates are a close second at around $17.95 along with Unloaders ($17.40) and Loaders (about $16.48). Near the bottom at Wal-Mart Distribution Center are Order Fillers, pulling in just $16.05.


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

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $17.07 for Forklift Safety Technicians, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of around $15.51 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Wal-Mart Distribution Center pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — $24.81.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $23.65. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Safety Compliance, Shipping, and System Repair.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of workers, but Wal-Mart Distribution Center rewards only 35 percent with paid sick leave. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair portion of workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats

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