Warehouse Associate Salary

Average Warehouse Associates in the United States make around $12.62 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Warehouse Associates spread between $21K and $39K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Warehouse Associates who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,296 - $49,727
$21K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,986
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$9.80 - $16.81
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MEDIAN: $12.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,296 - $49,727  
   
Bonus
$198.05 - $2,919  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,089  
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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$20,626 - $39,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $16.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$14.76 - $25.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$198.05 - $2,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,089  
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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$20,626 - $39,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,754
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Job Description for Warehouse Associate

A warehouse associate performs a variety of jobs in a company’s warehouse that require manual labor. Some tasks can include handling and boxing products, labeling them correctly, and doing basic packing work. They may also do picking, or finding a good or goods that correspond with a customer’s order and preparing it for shipping.

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Warehouse Associate Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Associate


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It's not very common for Warehouse Associates to move on to become Operations Supervisors. Average pay for an Operations Supervisor is $49K annually. Typical career progression for a Warehouse Associate involves becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Warehouse Supervisor, roles that pay $15K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Associate


Warehouse Associates flock to Amazon.com Inc, The Home Depot Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Harbor Freight Tools, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. With a median salary of $34K, Cardinal Health, Inc. offers Warehouse Associates the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $26K and are capped at $41K. Also paying near the top of the field are The Home Depot Inc. at $32K, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. at $31K, and Caterpillar, Inc., where Warehouse Associates annually earn $30K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Harbor Freight Tools at $19K, Sears Holdings Corporation at $21K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where $23K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Associate


Warehouse Associates seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, forklift, Team Leadership, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Packing. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Associate

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Warehouse Associates make a median salary of $31K. Warehouse Associates who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,642

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Warehouse Associates will find that Ontario offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Warehouse Associates will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+28 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Fort Worth (+6 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbia (10 percent less) and Louisville (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Warehouse Associate

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 254 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Associate Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Associate Salaries

Training
▲13%

▲11%

Team Leadership
▲10%


▲5%


Problem Solving
▲5%


▲2%


Forklift Operator
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Order Inventory
▼2%

Packing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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