Loader Salary

Male Loaders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.12 per hour in the United States. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the company and geography. Though the majority of Loaders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$18,000 - $67,000
(Median)
$18K
$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,492
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90%

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$8.95 - $18.33
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$18,000 - $67,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,122  
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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$18,747 - $42,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $18.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$13.69 - $29.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,122  
   
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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$18,747 - $42,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 480
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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


Many Loaders can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $34K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $18K to $42K.


Survey results show that Loaders typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know ETL command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Those listing Customer Service and Logistics as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Loaders. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $25K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $32K. On average, Loaders make $35K following 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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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Loader Salaries

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 22%

National Average
$27,000

Logistics
up arrow 21%

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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