Warehouse Clerk Salary (United States)

Salaries for Warehouse Clerks in the United States sit in the ballpark of $12.62 per hour. Compensation starts at $9.43 per hour and can reach $16.76. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Some workers in this field—26 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Warehouse Clerks are men (78 percent). For the most part, Warehouse Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Warehouse Clerk Salary (?
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$20,094 - $48,980
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MEDIAN: $29,561
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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 (?
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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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Warehouse Clerks may experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Warehouse Manager may bring in a lot more money — an additional $13,957 annually.

Warehouse Clerk Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk

Warehouse Clerks note just a narrow range of job 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. 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.
In most cases, Warehouse Clerks can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Beginning workers can expect to earn $26K starting out, which grows to $29K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $31K. Salary increase slows as Warehouse Clerks pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $33K. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$28,000
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Warehouse Clerks will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 8 percent. 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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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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