Warehouse Clerk Salary (United States)

Warehouse Clerks in the United States can typically expect wages of $12.62 per hour. The top of the range reaches $16.76, and the bottom approaches $9.43 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a quarter are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Male Warehouse Clerks are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Warehouse Clerk Salary (?
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$20,094 - $48,980
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MEDIAN: $29,561
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Warehouse Clerk Salary (?
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$9.43 - $16.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,094 - $48,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,719  
Profit Sharing
$98.87 - $1,600  
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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$20,285 - $37,833  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.43 - $16.76  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $24.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.87 - $1,600  
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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$20,285 - $37,833  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Warehouse Clerks. At the upper end, those who move into a Warehouse Manager role can bring in an extra $13,957 per year.

Warehouse Clerk Job Listings

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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, Data Entry, Receiving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, pay rises to approximately $29K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $31K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Warehouse Clerks earning an average of $33K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$28,000
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For those looking to make money, Warehouse Clerks in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Warehouse Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$28,000

Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
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Receiving
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Data Entry
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Shipping
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National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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