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Loader Salary

Loaders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.03 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the specific employer and geography. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,289 - $51,953
(Median)
$16K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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50%
90%

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$8.82 - $18.24
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$16,289 - $51,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$18,392 - $42,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $18.24  
   
Overtime
$13.43 - $28.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$18,392 - $42,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303

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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


Loaders fill the offices of leading firms United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($35K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $16K to $42K.

Loaders will find the worst pay at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $19K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $25K, leaving little room for growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

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


For many Loaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $24K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. Loaders bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Loaders who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $49K.

 
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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 90%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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