The weight of an empty wooden pallet depends entirely on the size of the pallet, the type of wood and the amount of load the pallet was designed to hold. Most standard wooden pallets weigh between 30 and 70 pounds.
Wooden pallets can be constructed from hardwood, softwood or a mixture of the two. The type of wood used plays a part in determining the overall weight of the pallet. The wood's moisture content is also a factor, as wet wood weighs more than dry wood. The approximate weight of a 48-by-40-by-6-inch wooden pallet designed to carry up to 3 tons is 33 to 48 pounds.