A large fraction of take-home pay for Loaders comes from commissions — just over two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $29K. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most Loaders are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$20,318 - $71,264|
|Bonus||$16.64 - $3,779|
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|$20,120 - $43,387|
|Hourly Rate||$9.36 - $18.72|
|Overtime||$13.60 - $30.19|
|Bonus||$16.64 - $3,779|
|Total Pay (||$20,120 - $43,387|
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.
Common Career Paths for Loader
Popular Employer Salaries for Loader
United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are all popular places to work. Loaders seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Pepsi Bottling Group, where the average salary comes to $34K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and Cintas Corporation, where Loaders typically earn around $32K, $28K, or $28K, respectively.
Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($22K, $23K, and $23K respectively).
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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $33K. Loaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $48K on average.
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