Warehouse Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $13.24 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Warehouse Clerks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,859 - $44,698
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$45K
MEDIAN: $28,792
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$10.11 - $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,859 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $3,795  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,254 - $40,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $17.49  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $25.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$194.89 - $3,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,254 - $40,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 448

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Clerk


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Warehouse Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Warehouse Manager, where median compensation is $43K annually.

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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, Forklift Operator, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well versed in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Warehouse Clerks make a median salary of $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $34K.

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Key Stats for Warehouse Clerk

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Receiving
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Filing
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Forklift Operator
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Customer Service
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National Average
$29,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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