Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Employees

Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers earn an average of $17.69 per hour normally and $28.49 during overtime hours. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Wal-Mart Distribution Center Hourly Rate


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Forklift Driver
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Warehouse Laborer
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 07 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
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Warehouse Workers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $20.17 per hour; Loaders, Forklift Drivers, and Unloaders also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $18.77, around $18.56, and about $17.65, respectively. With salaries averaging $9.00, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $19.71 per hour. The largest fraction of Wal-Mart Distribution Center people (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $17.57 per hour on average.


Residents of Marcy, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $21.43 per hour; other top-paying cities include Apple Valley, Calif. (around $19.54) and Hermiston, Ore. ($17.90). Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — approximately $19.40 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $21.35 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Shipping; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $20.18 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers, with approximately one-third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Machine Operation, Inventory Control, and Logistics were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Just under a third of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Wal-Mart Distribution Center


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72 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $19
Hourly Rate
$12 - $20

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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