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Loader And Unloader Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Loader And Unloaders earn an average of $11.15 per hour. Though the majority of Loader And Unloaders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$8.30 - $17.36
MEDIAN: $11.00

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Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $17.36  
$7.61 - $28.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $2,043  
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).
$17,511 - $41,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242

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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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $23K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. On average, Loader And Unloaders make $30K following one to two decades on the job. Loader And Unloaders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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 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%