What does a Loader do?

Loaders maintain the inventory of warehouses. They load and unload trucks and operate machinery and keep records of items loaded and unloaded into the warehouse. They work collaboratively with a team to ensure all processes run smoothly and efficiently. They work for various establishments and track deliveries and orders upon arrival and departure. They carry items that have arrived into the warehouse and maintain an inventory log.

Loaders follow safety procedures to prevent injuries while performing heavy lifting and operating warehouse equipment. This includes using required safety gear and handling all machines or moving parts with care. They utilize warehouse space efficiently and place cargo items accordingly. They sweep and mop floors as needed and ensure all items are stored properly. They operate machinery including a forklift, pallet jacks, and shrink wrap machines. Loaders do not have an educational requirement, but prior relevant experience working in a warehouse and being a team player are favorable.

EducationScience Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Loader Salaries

Average Base Pay

£20,815 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£17K
Median: £21K
£26K
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Loader Career Path

Learn how to become a Loader, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Loader
£20,815/yr
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Loader Insights

Read what Loader professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Tangent AnimationTangent Animation
Senior Rigger
24 Apr 2020

“This is my second time working here and both times I joined because it's fun to work with friends.”

Pike NurseriesPike Nurseries
Loader/Salesman
4 Aug 2020

“The people I work with are top notch and many have become close friends of mine.”

Lowe's Home ImprovementLowe's Home Improvement
Loader
12 Dec 2020

“The pay was great for me (started off at $13.80 but it may differ for others)”

Sea Fox BoatsSea Fox Boats
Rigger
8 Aug 2019

“The pay is piece pay so you get paid per boat finished which varies week to week.”

GoJump
Parachute Rigger
15 Aug 2020

“MANY experienced instructors moved to better opportunities after Skydive Surf City sold to GoJump America.”

Lowe's Home ImprovementLowe's Home Improvement
Loader
12 Aug 2021

“Management just leaves all of you to do your thing with little to no supervision so this goes unnoticed.”

Rural KingRural King
Loader
21 Jul 2021

“Good job it's good paying will schooled”

Remedy Intelligent StaffingRemedy Intelligent Staffing
Loader/Unloader
20 Jan 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Loader Interviews

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Loader jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a loader

When working as a loader, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Load Unload, English Language, Protocols, Exhaust and Bilingual.

The most similar professions to loader are:
  • Packer
  • Material Handler
  • Forklift Operator
  • Warehouse Worker

The most common qualifications to become a loader is a minimum of a science degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.