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Warehouse Associate Salary

Pay for Warehouse Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark 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 particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Warehouse Associates are male. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,804 - $43,879
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,316
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$9.32 - $15.71
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$9
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$16
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 - $43,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
Profit Sharing
$100.22 - $6,953  
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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$19,873 - $37,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $15.71  
   
Overtime
$13.16 - $22.86  
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 - $2,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.22 - $6,953  
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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$19,873 - $37,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,359

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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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Warehouse Associates who move on to become Warehouse Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Warehouse Managers get paid an average of $42K per year. Typical career progression for a Warehouse Associate involves becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Forklift Operator, roles that pay $15K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Associate


Amazon.com Inc, The Home Depot Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and HD Supply Inc. are all popular places to work. Warehouse Associates seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Napa Auto Parts Company, where the average salary comes to $34K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Cardinal Health, Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Corp., where earnings of $29K, $29K, or $28K are standard for Warehouse Associates.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($23K), Amazon.com Inc ($27K), and Ups Supply Chain Solutions ($28K).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Associate


Survey results imply that Warehouse Associates deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 pay less than market rate include Packaging, Forklift Operator, and Receiving. Those proficient in Inventory Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Associate

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $25K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $27K on average. Warehouse Associates see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $32K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Warehouse Associates, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Warehouse Associates will also find cushy salaries in Ontario (+11 percent), Baltimore (+5 percent), Atlanta (+4 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbia. Workers in Louisville and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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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 5%

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 6%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 10%

Packaging
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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