Loader Salary

Men make up the majority of Loaders in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $12.12 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geographic location are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,000 - $67,000
(Median)
$18K
$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,492
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50%
90%

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$8.95 - $18.33
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, PepsiCo Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are top-notch employers for Loaders in this area. 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 can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Customer Service and Logistics, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $25K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Loaders make a median salary of $35K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $48K on average.

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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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