Loader Salary

The median total income of Loaders is around $29K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just over two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,021 - $64,962
$21K
$37K
$65K
MEDIAN: $37,281
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$9.65 - $18.93
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,021 - $64,962  
   
Bonus
$16.89 - $3,735  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$20,421 - $43,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $18.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.58  
Overtime
$13.98 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$16.89 - $3,735  
   
Commission
$12,075  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$20,421 - $43,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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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 often transition into Warehouse Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Warehouse Supervisors earn $41K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loader


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Loaders include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. For Loaders, comfortable salaries can be found at Pepsi Bottling Group; in fact, median earnings sit around $34K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $32K, PepsiCo Inc at $28K, and Cintas Corporation, where Loaders annually earn $28K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Lowe's Companies, Inc ($22K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($23K), and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. ($23K).

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

Pay by Experience for a Loader has a positive trend. An entry-level Loader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 476 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Loader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 53 salaries. A Loader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Loader

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
▲65%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Loader Salaries


forklift
▲6%

National Average
$29,000

Loader
▼1%

LoadRunner
▼20%

Customer Service
▼27%

Logistics
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 26%
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