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Warehouse Clerk Salary (United States)

Warehouse Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.62 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Making up 78 percent of the field, male Warehouse Clerks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Warehouse Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Warehouse Clerk Salary (?
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$20,094 - $48,980
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MEDIAN: $29,561
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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  
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  
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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Warehouse Clerks who go on to become Warehouse Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Warehouse Managers is $42K annually.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk

Survey results suggest that Warehouse Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Warehouse Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. For Warehouse Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, a majority land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$28,000
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For Warehouse Clerks, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average 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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National Average
$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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Inventory Control
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National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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%