Loader Salary

Men account for the majority of Loaders in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.10 per hour. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and location are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$17,754 - $67,916

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$8.89 - $17.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$17,754 - $67,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Total Pay (?
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$18,613 - $42,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $27.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$18,613 - $42,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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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


Dominating the field, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Loaders. Although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $18K on the low end all the way up to $42K at the top.

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $19K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $17K to $26K.


Survey takers who work as Loaders report a focused set of job skills. ETL and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

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


For many Loaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Loaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Loader Salaries

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 17%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 29%
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