Warehouse Clerk Salary

The average Warehouse Clerk in the United States earns approximately $12.58 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The vast majority of Warehouse Clerks (80 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,430 - $48,882
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $28,750
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$9.67 - $16.96
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,430 - $48,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,807  
Profit Sharing
$99.58 - $1,965  
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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$20,554 - $38,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $16.96  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $24.82  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,807  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.58 - $1,965  
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).
)
$20,554 - $38,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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Job Description for Warehouse Clerk

Daily duties performed by warehouse clerks include taking customer documentation to determine items required, assembling custom orders, aiding in processing orders, sorting merchandise, maintaining supplies, verifying inventory, and processing return materials authorizations (RMAs). Many positions also require cash handling and data input, with an emphasis on speed and accuracy. Work schedules for warehouse clerks vary greatly, as most positions have a wide variety of shifts available. During work hours, punctuality and time management are important. Because of safety concerns and the importance of efficiency, great attention to detail in following company policies are crucial for success as a warehouse clerk.

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Warehouse Clerk Tasks

  • Maintain and document equipment, security, and safety information.
  • Supervise incoming and outgoing shipments and update stock records to ensure availability of items.
  • Clean and organize warehouse, equipment, and items in stock.
  • Pull materials against orders, then assemble and pack them for delivery.

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Warehouse Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Warehouse Manager. The average Warehouse Manager brings home $42K per year.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Warehouse Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Filing, Receiving, Data Entry, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Forklift Operator. Most people who know Inventory Control also know Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Clerk

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


For Warehouse Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. Warehouse Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Warehouse Clerks who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $33K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
up arrow 16%

Receiving
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Picking
up arrow 2%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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