Loader Salary

Male Loaders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.07 per hour in the United States. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the specific employer and geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Loaders — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,687 - $67,449
(Median)
$17K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,025
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$8.85 - $18.12
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$16,687 - $67,449  
   
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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$18,463 - $42,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $18.12  
   
Overtime
$13.65 - $28.09  
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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$18,463 - $42,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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


Loaders flock to United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $34K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $16K to $42K.

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 80 percent less than the top paying company ($19K).


Job skills reported by Loaders are limited. ETL and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

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


Loaders with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $25K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. Loaders see a median salary of $34K after reaching 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 85%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Loader Salaries

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

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
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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