This Walmart Job Pays $18/Hour… and You Don’t Have to Talk to Customers

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Ah, Walmart.

It’s great place to shop if you need to save money — but maybe not such a great place to work.

At least, that’s the traditional viewpoint.

To its credit, the company has recently announced a massive pay raise for employees, and its low-wage reputation may be unfounded.

But whether you’re working for Walmart or another big-box store, retail probably wasn’t your response when you were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” as a child.

Retail Jobs: Working at Walmart

Sometimes, though, working retail is a necessary evil.

It’s a job until you can move on to something better or get your freelance business off the ground. A way to pay off student debt you accrued in order to get the more fulfilling career waiting on your horizon.

And as it turns out, not all retail positions are created equally sucky. Some are better than others.

Jumping off a recent article over at Huffington Post, we’ve found the best, most achievable position to get at Walmart.

Why Order Filler Might Be the Best Walmart Job

While the first four of HuffPo’s best five jobs at Walmart are manager positions (surprise!), the fifth one sticks out: order filler.

Walmart order fillers make about $18 per hour or $38,000 per year, and their compensation includes a variety of bonuses and a commission share, according to Glassdoor.

Better yet?

Since they work in the distribution center and not on the sales floor, they don’t have to deal with annoying customers.

Or any of these people.

And unlike the Walmart managerial positions you’d expect to come with a relatively high pay bracket, order filler is an entry-level position.

You just have to be physically capable and willing to work long hours — which sometimes result in overtime pay, about $35 an hour! Heck yes.

So if you’re gonna go the retail route, choose this Walmart job — and stay far away from the check-out lanes.

Your Turn: Would you work as a Walmart order filler?

Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems.