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Warehouse Clerk Salary

For Warehouse Clerks, hourly average wages total $12.59 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,152 - $49,176
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,104
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$9.64 - $17.00
(Median)
$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,152 - $49,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,749  
Profit Sharing
$99.16 - $900  
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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$20,513 - $38,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $17.00  
   
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.16 - $900  
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).
)
$20,513 - $38,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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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 transition into a Warehouse Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $42K per year.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Survey results imply that Warehouse Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Filing, Receiving, Data Entry, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Forklift Operator. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. Warehouse Clerks bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Warehouse Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $33K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
up arrow 16%

Receiving
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Forklift Operator
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%
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