For Warehouse Assistants, hourly average wages total $13.13 per hour. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Warehouse Assistants are male. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Warehouse Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,067 - $46,853
(Median)
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$29K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,449
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$10.05 - $16.84
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,067 - $46,853  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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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$21,079 - $39,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $16.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.36  
Overtime
$10.50 - $25.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$21,079 - $39,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Warehouse Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income 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.


Warehouse Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. Warehouse Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Assistant Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 5%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

forklift
up arrow 10%

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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