Warehouse Assistant Salary

Warehouse Assistants in the United States take home an average $12.91 per hour. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Warehouse Assistants are male. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. Most Warehouse Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,173 - $46,704
$19K
$28K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,600
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$9.96 - $16.83
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MEDIAN: $12.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,173 - $46,704  
   
Bonus
$850  
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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$20,896 - $38,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $16.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.36  
Overtime
$9.14 - $25.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$20,896 - $38,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Assistant


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Warehouse Assistants who move on to become Warehouse Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Warehouse Managers get paid an average of $43K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. For Warehouse Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $28K.

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Key Stats for Warehouse Assistant

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Order Inventory
▲11%

National Average
$28,000

▼2%

Forklift Operator
▼4%

Inventory Management
▼6%

forklift
▼11%

Inventory Control
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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