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Warehouse Assistant Salary

Warehouse Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.24 per hour. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Warehouse Assistants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and approximately half have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,455 - $54,808
(Median)
$19K
$37K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,971
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90%

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$9.77 - $15.77
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,455 - $54,808  
   
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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$20,746 - $41,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $15.77  
   
Overtime
$12.27 - $24.25  
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$18K$36K$54K
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).
)
$20,746 - $41,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Warehouse Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $42K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Warehouse Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $26K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $28K. Warehouse Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $34K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

National Average
$27,000

forklift
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 8%

Inventory Management
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%