Warehouse Clerk Salary

Warehouse Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.54 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,837 - $46,862
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,592
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$9.71 - $17.06
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,837 - $46,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$20,625 - $38,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$13.34 - $25.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$20,625 - $38,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 576
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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.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Clerk


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For Warehouse Clerks, progressing to a Warehouse Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Warehouse Manager can earn $42K annually.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Survey results show that Warehouse Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Filing, Receiving, Data Entry, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Forklift Operator. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Warehouse Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%


National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
up arrow 15%

Receiving
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Shipping
0%

National Average
$28,000

Picking
up arrow 3%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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