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Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States pull down an average of $11.76 per hour. Total incomes of Warehouse Workers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $1K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $19K and $38K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by experience level and location. The vast majority (86 percent) of Warehouse Workers who answered the questionnaire are male. Though the majority of Warehouse Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,006 - $43,357
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $29,895
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$8.75 - $16.56
(Median)
$8
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$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,006 - $43,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,280  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,500  
Commission
$50.00 - $2,200  
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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$18,684 - $38,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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
$8.75 - $16.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.97  
Overtime
$11.66 - $24.61  
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 - $1,280  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $2,200  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,500  
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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$18,684 - $38,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,716

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Job Description for Warehouse Worker

Warehouse workers facilitate the distribution of goods. They load and unload trucks, place goods in storage and move inventory when needed. Warehouse workers play an important and dangerous role: They spend their time lifting objects most of the day, including heavy ones, so the risk of injury is higher for warehouse workers, particularly if they do not observe safety practices.

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Warehouse Worker Tasks

  • Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and adjust errors.
  • Receive, store, move and pack outgoing materials, equipment, and other items from warehouse.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Worker


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It's not very common for Warehouse Workers to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. Typical career progression for a Warehouse Worker involves becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Warehouse Supervisor, roles that pay $16K more and $15K more on average.

Warehouse Worker Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Warehouse Workers include Target Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, TARGET Distributing, Comcast Cable, Inc., and The Home Depot Inc. Target Corporation does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $21K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $44K. Other leaders in compensation levels are TARGET Distributing at $35K, Comcast Cable, Inc. at $32K, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc., where Warehouse Workers annually earn $31K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($22K), Pepsi Bottling Group ($26K), and Amazon.com Inc ($27K).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Survey results imply that Warehouse Workers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Logistics, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Packaging, Customer Service, and forklift. The majority of those who know Inventory Control also know Order Inventory and PICK Basic.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Worker

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


Warehouse Workers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $28K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Warehouse Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $32K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Warehouse Workers in Indianapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 9 percent above the national average. Warehouse Workers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+6 percent), Charlotte (+5 percent), Denver (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Memphis, 5 percent below the national average. St. Louis and Oklahoma City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 4 percent less than the median.

Warehouse Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Worker?

Warehouse Worker in Los Angeles:
"Amazing Firm."
Pros: The people I work for.
Cons: Wish I was doing more investigative stuff on cases in field.

What is it like working as a Warehouse Worker at Amazon.com Inc?

Warehouse Worker in Middletown:
"Stable Job."
Pros: I appreciate that I am able to utilize paid and unpaid time to take time off from the job. The different benefits that are given to us are amazing and I could have never gotten these with another company at this entry level.
Cons: I honestly hate the long hours pulled each day. Many have agreed that we would have appreciated a five day 8 1/2 work scheduled compared to our 4 day 10 1/2 work schedule. Last it's very repetitive and wish the type of work done each day could change to give the job more variety.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Leadership
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Picking
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

PICK Basic
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Receiving
up arrow 3%


Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Packaging
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 423 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 34%
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