Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Unloaders earn an average of $10.45 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than half lack any form of coverage — but close to one-half have medical insurance, and about two in five have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$17,364 - $31,000
$28K
MEDIAN: $27,854
50%

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$8.78 - $17.48
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$10
$17
MEDIAN: $10.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$27,854  
   
Bonus
$103.65 - $2,133  
Total Pay (?
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$18,377 - $38,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $17.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$10.07 - $27.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$103.65 - $2,133  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,377 - $38,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 363

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Job Description for Unloader

An unloader works for companies which transport and distribute goods, as well as at airports, rail yards, and warehouses. They may also operate machinery such as forklifts, jacks, and other vehicles, so it is important to be physically fit; there is also a large amount of lifting, bending, and stooping.

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Unloader Tasks

  • Inspect documents that are present from external suppliers.
  • Perform filling work orders in a timely manner.
  • Maintain inventory management of the sub-inventory.
  • Call vendors for pick ups or returns.
  • Perform packaging, handling, transportation and other related shipping duties.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unloader


Many Unloaders can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Walmart.com, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $26K.

Unloader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Unloader?

Unloader in Red Bluff:
"Good job."
Pros: The good is you can move anywhere you want in the network. The distribution side pays well. Schedules are pretty good they have plenty to fit your lifestyle.
Cons: Hard labor. Long days. Pay raises don't come as often as you'd like.

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Key Stats for Unloader

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Unloader Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Unloader Salaries

Unloader
up arrow 14%

National Average
$22,000

forklift
up arrow 3%

Unloading
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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