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.
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.Read More...
Shifts for loaders are often between two and nine hours, and a typical day involves preparing work areas, driving trucks in the receiving yard, checking inventory against stock, and loading and unloading trucks. Loaders may work weekdays and/or weekends, as well as holidays when necessary. These individuals often work both indoors in a warehouse environment and outdoors in a receiving yard.
Loader positions generally require at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and previous experience in a similar position may be required or preferred. Loaders should have a strong work ethic, reliability, and attention to safety, as well as a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to the workplace. They should also be able to read transfer sheets, have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout a shift, and be able to stand for long periods.
- 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.
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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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