Loader And Unloader Salary

A sizeable majority of Loader And Unloaders in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.20 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.38 per hour on the low end to $16.98 on the high end. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Loader And Unloaders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$8.38 - $16.98
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $16.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$10.75 - $28.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$17,655 - $40,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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.

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Loader And Unloader


Cintas Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $25K, though there is little variation overall ($17K to $29K).

United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $23K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $40K, however.

Pay by Experience Level for Loader And Unloader

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $42K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Loader And Unloader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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