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Warehouse Assistant Salary

The average Warehouse Assistant in the United States earns approximately $12.18 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Warehouse Assistants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-half have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,455 - $49,438
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,175
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$9.78 - $15.79
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,455 - $49,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,771 - $40,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $15.79  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $23.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,771 - $40,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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Job Description for Warehouse Assistant

Companies that ship and/or receive large amounts of goods typically employ warehouse assistants to facilitate these processes. The warehouse assistant performs a number of duties related to receiving. They review all incoming bills for accuracy (making sure the bill matches the received goods) and sign off on them. The assistant then works to ensure proper storage of these goods according to their organization's systems and rules. The warehouse assistant also handles shipping - what are often called “picks” or “pulls.” In this situation, a customer has placed an order and the warehouse assistant must accurately remove the needed goods and have them prepared for shipment. Because returns based upon inaccuracy or breakage may be expensive, warehouse assistance must be accurate, work quickly, and work in an organized fashion.

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Warehouse Assistant Tasks

  • Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and adjust errors.
  • Receive, store, move and pack outgoing materials, equipment, and other items from warehouse.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Assistant


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Warehouse Assistants often transition into Warehouse Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Warehouse Managers earn $42K per year.

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Typical Warehouse Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management, Shipping, and forklift.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $26K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $28K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. As Warehouse Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

forklift
up arrow 5%

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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