Warehouse Assistant Salary

Warehouse Assistants in the United States take home an average $12.49 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.94 per hour to $16.23. The majority of Warehouse Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and about one-half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$18,770 - $46,748
(Median)
$19K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,544
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$9.94 - $16.23
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,770 - $46,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$20,959 - $38,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $16.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.30  
Overtime
$12.14 - $24.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$20,959 - $38,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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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Warehouse Assistants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Forklift Operator, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift, Inventory Management, and Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant

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


For Warehouse Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. Warehouse Assistants bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

National Average
$27,000

Forklift Operator
up arrow 1%

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

forklift
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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