Commissions form a big slice (more than two-fifths) of total compensation for Loaders. The median income in this area hovers around $28K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Loaders are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,366 - $70,100
$20K
$37K
$70K
MEDIAN: $36,791
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50%
90%

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$9.35 - $18.90
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.66
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,366 - $70,100  
   
Bonus
$17.00 - $4,000  
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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$20,088 - $43,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.35 - $18.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$13.60 - $30.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$17.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$20,088 - $43,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 555

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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


Many Loaders can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and PepsiCo Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Pepsi Bottling Group attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $34K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where earnings of $33K, $28K, or $23K are standard for Loaders.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Lowe's Companies, Inc ($22K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($23K), and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. ($23K).

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $27K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $33K. Loaders see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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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Key Stats for Loader

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
062
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Loader Salaries


forklift
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Loader
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National Average
$28,000

LoadRunner
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Customer Service
up arrow 26%

Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 53 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
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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