Warehouse Assistant Salary
For Warehouse Assistants, hourly average wages total $13.05 per hour. Men account for the majority of Warehouse Assistants who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$20,769 - $114,759|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $4,848|
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|$20,954 - $41,604|
|Hourly Rate||$9.95 - $17.29|
|Overtime||$14.89 - $27.54|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $4,848|
|Total Pay (||$20,954 - $41,604|
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.Read More...
Additionally, warehouse assistants help maintain accurate inventory figures within the warehouse. They work with supervisors to maintain an accurate count on the number and type of goods stored. As with other areas in this position, accuracy is highly valued. The assistant typically works as part of a team under the supervision of a foreman or supervisor, following various inventory control processes as designed by the company. Assistants work in a warehouse environment; due to the shipping needs of some companies, daytime, evening, and/or overnight shift work may be required.
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required in this position. Long hours may be required, including the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds may be required as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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 $43K per year.
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Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Warehouse Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Warehouse Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Warehouse Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Warehouse Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 25 salaries. A Warehouse Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 9 salaries.
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