Loader Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Loaders comes from commissions — just over two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $29K. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most Loaders are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,318 - $71,264
$20K
$36K
$71K
MEDIAN: $36,436
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50%
90%

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$9.36 - $18.72
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,318 - $71,264  
   
Bonus
$16.64 - $3,779  
Profit Sharing
$675  
Commission
$12,075  
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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$20,120 - $43,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $18.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$13.60 - $30.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$16.64 - $3,779  
   
Commission
$12,075  
Profit Sharing
$675  
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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$20,120 - $43,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 540

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Loader


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Loaders might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Warehouse Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $41K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loader


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are all popular places to work. Loaders seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Pepsi Bottling Group, where the average salary comes to $34K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and Cintas Corporation, where Loaders typically earn around $32K, $28K, or $28K, respectively.

Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($22K, $23K, and $23K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

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


Loaders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $33K. Loaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $48K on average.

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Key Stats for Loader

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
▲68%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Loader Salaries


forklift
▲8%

Loader
▲1%

National Average
$29,000

LoadRunner
▼19%

Customer Service
▼26%

Logistics
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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