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Warehouse Associate Salary

Median pay for Warehouse Associates in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.90 per hour. In the world of Warehouse Associates, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $20K and $37K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though career length and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority (81 percent) of Warehouse Associates who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,804 - $44,314
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,398
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$9.27 - $15.68
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,804 - $44,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
Profit Sharing
$99.55 - $7,096  
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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$19,708 - $37,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $15.68  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.55 - $7,096  
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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$19,708 - $37,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,306

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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

  • 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 Associate


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Many Warehouse Associates move into a Warehouse Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $42K per year. The most common next step for a Warehouse Associate is to become a Warehouse Supervisor or a Forklift Operator. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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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 HD Supply Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Napa Auto Parts Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $34K. Also paying near the top of the field are Cardinal Health, Inc. at $29K, AmerisourceBergen Corp. at $28K, and The Home Depot Inc., where Warehouse Associates annually earn $28K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($26K), Amazon.com Inc ($27K), and HD Supply Inc. ($27K).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Associate


Warehouse Associates report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Add New: Receiving, Order Inventory, and forklift are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Packaging, Forklift Operator, and Receiving. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Associate

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


For Warehouse Associates, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $25K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $27K on average. On average, Warehouse Associates make $28K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Warehouse Associate generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $32K.

Pay Difference by Location


Cleveland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Warehouse Associates, 16 percent above the national average. Warehouse Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+14 percent), Ontario (+11 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Baltimore (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Richmond. Workers in Dallas and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Warehouse Associate Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Associate Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 14%

Add New: Receiving
up arrow 8%

Order Inventory
up arrow 7%

forklift
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$26,000

Picking
up arrow 1%

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 10%

Packaging
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%