Warehouse Clerk Salary

Warehouse Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.57 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Warehouse Clerks are male. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,368 - $48,052

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$9.67 - $16.96

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,368 - $48,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,827  
Profit Sharing
$99.58 - $1,965  
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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$20,544 - $38,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $16.96  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $24.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,827  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.58 - $1,965  
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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$20,544 - $38,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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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As Warehouse Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Warehouse Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Warehouse Managers earn $42K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Warehouse Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Filing, Receiving, Data Entry, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Forklift Operator. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Warehouse Clerks see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Warehouse Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $32K on average.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Filing
up arrow 16%

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Picking
up arrow 2%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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