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Warehouse Clerk Salary

Median pay for Warehouse Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.56 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,377 - $49,276
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,168
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90%

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$9.62 - $16.92
(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
$20,377 - $49,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,730  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,000  
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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$20,478 - $38,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $16.92  
   
Overtime
$13.24 - $25.40  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,730  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,000  
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).
)
$20,478 - $38,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 491

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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 large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Warehouse Manager. The latter position pays an average of $42K annually.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Clerk


Warehouse Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Warehouse Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Warehouse Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $33K.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

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 6%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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