Warehouse Assistant Salary

Warehouse Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $12.26 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Warehouse Assistants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and around half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,267 - $47,515

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$9.80 - $15.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,267 - $47,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$20,762 - $38,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $15.86  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $23.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$20,762 - $38,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Inventory Management, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Warehouse Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $26K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $28K. Warehouse Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Warehouse Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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 12%

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
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 27%
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