Warehouse Assistant Salary

Warehouse Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $12.19 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and roughly one-half receive dental plans. Most Warehouse Assistants survey respondents are men (79 percent). Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,328 - $49,811
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,846
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$9.79 - $15.89
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,328 - $49,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
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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$20,742 - $39,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $15.89  
   
Overtime
$11.16 - $24.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
   
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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$20,742 - $39,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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 usually report a few specific 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, Inventory Management, and forklift.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Assistant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $26K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $28K. Warehouse Assistants see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

forklift
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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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