Loader And Unloader Salary

Male Loader And Unloaders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $11.20 per hour in the United States. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.38 per hour and $16.98. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$8.38 - $16.98
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
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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


Although salaries only range from $17K to just $29K, Cintas Corporation still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $25K.

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 earns $24K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Loader And Unloaders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $42K.

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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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