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Warehouse Clerk Salary

Warehouse Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.47 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Warehouse Clerks who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,177 - $49,078
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,437
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$9.41 - $16.70
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,177 - $49,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,605  
Profit Sharing
$98.72 - $203.47  
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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$20,288 - $38,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $16.70  
   
Overtime
$13.26 - $24.96  
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 - $1,605  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.72 - $203.47  
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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$20,288 - $38,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 482
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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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Warehouse Clerks may go on to top-notch roles like Warehouse Manager, where median pay is $42K annually.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Survey takers who work as Warehouse Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Filing, Data Entry, Receiving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. 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.


Warehouse Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Warehouse Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Warehouse Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
up arrow 17%

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%