Pay for Warehouse Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.16 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Warehouse Clerks survey respondents are men (78 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,763 - $45,000
$21K
$29K
$45K
MEDIAN: $28,792
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$10.01 - $17.70
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,763 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $3,824  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,080 - $40,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $17.70  
   
Overtime
$14.82 - $26.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$193.92 - $3,824  
   
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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$21,080 - $40,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 443

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Picking, Filing, Receiving, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Most people experienced in 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.


Warehouse Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Warehouse Clerks see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

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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 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 11%

Picking
up arrow 11%

Filing
up arrow 11%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%


Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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