Pay for Warehouse Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.49 per hour. In the world of Warehouse Associates, overall income ranges from $20K near the bottom to $39K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. Warehouse Associates who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,341 - $48,289
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MEDIAN: $29,769
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$9.72 - $16.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,341 - $48,289  
   
Bonus
$199.56 - $2,919  
Profit Sharing
$322.15 - $3,991  
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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$20,474 - $39,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $16.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$14.65 - $25.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$199.56 - $2,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$322.15 - $3,991  
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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$20,474 - $39,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,770

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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 it's uncommon, some Warehouse Associates move into roles as Operations Supervisors, where pay is an average $49K per year. 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


Amazon.com Inc, The Home Depot Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Harbor Freight Tools are all popular places to work. Those at Uline, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $45K. Cardinal Health, Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Corp. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Warehouse Associates earning around $34K, $32K, or $29K at each firm, respectively.

Harbor Freight Tools, Sears Holdings Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $19K, $21K, and $23K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Associate


Warehouse Associates report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Team Leadership, forklift, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Packing. 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Warehouse Associates bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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: $27,292

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Warehouse Associates, 35 percent above the national average. Warehouse Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+12 percent), Ontario (+9 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and Fort Worth (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Richmond, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (10 percent lower) and San Bernardino (9 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 226 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




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Associate Salaries

Order Inventory
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Team Leadership
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Problem Solving
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Shipping
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Machine Operation
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Picking
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Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Forklift Operator
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Packaging
0%

Receiving
0%

National Average
$27,000

Packing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 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: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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