Pay for Warehouse Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.57 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Warehouse Associates can bottom out near $21K or peak near $39K depending on individual performance. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Warehouse Associates who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,235 - $48,228
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MEDIAN: $29,921
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,235 - $48,228  
   
Bonus
$199.33 - $2,903  
Profit Sharing
$315.62 - $4,018  
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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$20,585 - $39,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $16.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$14.74 - $25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$199.33 - $2,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$315.62 - $4,018  
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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$20,585 - $39,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,832

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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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Though some Warehouse Associates move into positions like Operations Supervisor (where the average salary is $49K), this progression is not the norm. Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors are common next-step roles for Warehouse Associates moving up in their careers; annual pay for Warehouse Managers is $15K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Warehouse Supervisors.

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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 Harbor Freight Tools are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Warehouse Associates. Cardinal Health, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $34K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $26K and maxing out at just $40K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and Caterpillar, Inc., where Warehouse Associates typically earn around $33K, $32K, or $30K, respectively.

Harbor Freight Tools offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 79 percent less than the top paying company ($19K). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include h.h. Gregg at $19K, Sears Holdings Corporation at $21K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where $23K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Associate


Warehouse Associates report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Order Inventory, forklift driver, and forklift are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Packing. Most people familiar with Inventory Control also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Associate

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Warehouse Associates who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Warehouse Associates with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,481

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For Warehouse Associates, Ontario provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Warehouse Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+28 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Minneapolis (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Bernardino. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Louisville (8 percent lower).

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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 252 votes.
054
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




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Associate Salaries

Team Leadership
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Order Inventory
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forklift driver
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Problem Solving
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Forklift Operator
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Packaging
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Receiving
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National Average
$27,000

Packing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 252 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: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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