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Loader And Unloader Salary

Men account for the majority of Loader And Unloaders in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $11.12 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$8.25 - $17.54
MEDIAN: $11.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $17.54  
$7.89 - $29.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $2,043  
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).
$17,381 - $42,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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.

Loader And Unloaders who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $23K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $29K on average. Loader And Unloaders bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $44K.

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Experience Affects Loader And Unloader Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 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: 68% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 29%