Loader Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $29K, nearly two in five of overall earnings for Loaders arrives through commissions. While career duration and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,447 - $70,373
$21K
$36K
$70K
MEDIAN: $36,268
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50%
90%

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$9.76 - $19.30
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.18
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90%

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$0$70K
Salary $21,447 - $70,373
Bonus $50.00 - $3,719
Profit Sharing $1,179
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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$20,574 - $44,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.76 - $19.30
Hourly Tips $0.45
Overtime $14.39 - $30.62
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $50.00 - $3,719
Commission $12,075
Profit Sharing $1,179
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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$20,574 - $44,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 545

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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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Advancing into a Warehouse Supervisor role seems to be a popular career move for Loaders, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $41K per year.

Loader Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Loader


Known for taking on a considerable number of Loaders, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Pepsi Bottling Group offers the most; Loaders earn $34K on average there. Loaders can also look forward to large paychecks at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($32K), PepsiCo Inc ($28K), and Cintas Corporation ($28K).

Employees at Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $22K, $23K, and $23K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader

Pay by Experience for a Loader has a positive trend. An entry-level Loader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 476 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Loader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 53 salaries. A Loader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 7 salaries.

Loader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Loader?

Loader in Augusta:
"Fulfulling."
Pros: I know my daily work makes a difference. When I'm working I make sure the drivers are prepared for they daily tasks ahead.
Cons: No teamwork, I'm a lone wolf all orders come through me and are prepared by myself.

Loader in Lewiston Woodville:
"It's a lot of standing in one place it has put a lot of wear."
Pros: The benefits only.
Cons: Its to far to drive each day and I get off so late into the next day.

Loader in Illinois City:
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: The pay and hazard.

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Key Stats for Loader

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Loader Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Loader Salaries


forklift
▲5%

National Average
$29,000

Loader
▼2%

LoadRunner
▼21%

Customer Service
▼28%

Logistics
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%
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