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Loader And Unloader Salary

Men make up the majority of Loader And Unloaders in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $10.91 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$8.22 - $17.35

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $17.35  
$7.35 - $29.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$0.00 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,800  
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).
$17,282 - $41,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Job Description for Loader And Unloader

A loader and unloader is a person who works in a warehouse and shipping operation. This person is responsible for helping to load freight onto trucks, trains, and ships to be transported away. He or she also helps unload freight shipped to the warehouse facility. It is a labor and time-intensive job that requires both physical exertion and also quick thinking, adherence to regulations, and good organizational skills.


Loader And Unloader Tasks

  • Daily clean up of warehouse.
  • Receive, move, and issue all products, selecting proper tools as necessary to load and unload freight.
  • Prepare equipment for delivery, assemble required parts prior to loading.
  • Receive and check in material by processing all incoming materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Loader And Unloader

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $22K. Loader And Unloaders see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $44K.

Experience Affects Loader And Unloader Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 31%