Warehouse Assistant Salary

The average Warehouse Assistant in the United States earns approximately $12.49 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.94 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.23 on the higher side. Some workers in this field — close to one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Warehouse Assistants. 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
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$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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Advancing into a Warehouse Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Warehouse Assistants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $42K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Warehouse Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Forklift Operator, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $28K. For Warehouse Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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 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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