Warehouse Associate Salary

The average Warehouse Associate in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.92 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Warehouse Associates spread between $20K and $37K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Warehouse Associates who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,607 - $43,573

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$9.25 - $15.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,607 - $43,573  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,253  
Profit Sharing
$102.71 - $3,278  
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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$19,651 - $37,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $15.72  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $22.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.71 - $3,278  
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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$19,651 - $37,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,520
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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. Warehouse Supervisors or Warehouse Leads are common next-step roles for Warehouse Associates moving up in their careers; annual pay for Warehouse Supervisors is $15K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Warehouse Leads.

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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 Sears Holdings Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Warehouse Associates. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Napa Auto Parts Company offers the most; Warehouse Associates earn $34K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $31K, Cardinal Health, Inc. at $30K, and The Home Depot Inc., where Warehouse Associates annually earn $29K.

Just about half of the top paying company's median, Sears Holdings Corporation offers a median salary of just $18K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Other low-paying employers include Amazon.com Inc at $27K and HD Supply Inc. at $27K, though some Warehouse Associates there earn up to $42K.

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 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forklift Operator and Receiving. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Warehouse Associates — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $27K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. On average, Warehouse Associates make $28K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Warehouse Associates with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Warehouse Associates, busy Cleveland offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Warehouse Associates will also find cushy salaries in Ontario (+15 percent), Baltimore (+8 percent), Phoenix (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Columbia is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Louisville and San Bernardino are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, 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 6%

forklift
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Picking
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Packaging
up arrow 1%

Receiving
up arrow 4%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 28%
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