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Warehouse Assistant Salary

Earnings for Warehouse Assistants in the United States come in at around $12.09 per hour on average. Male Warehouse Assistants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,391 - $55,234
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MEDIAN: $35,840
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$9.72 - $15.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,391 - $55,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,441  
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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$20,641 - $40,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $15.58  
   
Overtime
$12.52 - $23.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,441  
   
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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$20,641 - $40,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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 upper level Warehouse Manager positions, where pay 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, Inventory Management, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shipping and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $26K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $27K. Warehouse Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 15%

National Average
$27,000

forklift
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Shipping
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%