Warehouse Assistant Salary

Pay for Warehouse Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.21 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Warehouse Assistants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,267 - $47,515
(Median)
$19K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,805
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$9.79 - $15.89
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,267 - $47,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,465  
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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$20,732 - $38,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $15.89  
   
Overtime
$11.19 - $24.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,465  
   
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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$20,732 - $38,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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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Many Warehouse Assistants move into a Warehouse Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $42K per year.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Shipping, Inventory Management, and forklift.

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. 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 $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $33K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000

forklift
up arrow 5%

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%
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