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Loader Salary

Men make up the majority of Loaders in the United States, bringing in about $12.05 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,319 - $50,806
(Median)
$15K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,958
10%
50%
90%

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$8.85 - $18.22
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,319 - $50,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,389 - $42,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$13.74 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,389 - $42,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288

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Job Description for Loader

Loaders hold a physically demanding position requiring the ability to work long hours with continuous attention to detail, as well as the ability to use equipment such as a forklift and handcart. Typical tasks performed by loaders include securely loading and unloading product and items while maintaining accurate inventory and transfer reports. Loaders work under a supervisor who monitors their work for quality and quantity; however, it is the responsibility of the loader to secure inventory and monitor vehicles to ensure reliability and report any damages immediately. Loaders interact on a regular basis with route drivers and are expected to communicate with these drivers in an effective, timely manner to meet deadlines and facilitate the transfer process. Customer interaction, though infrequent, must be handled professionally and tactfully.

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Loader Tasks

  • Call vendors for pick ups or returns.
  • Perform packaging, handling, transportation and other related shipping duties.
  • Maintain inventory management of the sub-inventory.
  • Inspect documents that are present from external suppliers.
  • Perform filling work orders in a timely manner.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loader


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $38K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $16K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $42K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $25K — but Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Loaders. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $24K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. On average, Loaders make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Loaders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $49K.

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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 90%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%