Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States take home approximately $12.56 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Warehouse Workers bottoms out near $20K and approaches $41K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geographic location. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men make up the vast majority of Warehouse Workers (86 percent) who took the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,224 - $51,093
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$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,505
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$9.73 - $17.80
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$0$51K
Salary $20,224 - $51,093
Bonus $104.41 - $3,888
Profit Sharing $50.87 - $3,674
Commission $1,810
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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$20,419 - $40,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.73 - $17.80
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.01
Overtime $14.27 - $26.78
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $104.41 - $3,888
Commission $1,810
Profit Sharing $50.87 - $3,674
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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$20,419 - $40,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,040

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Job Description for Warehouse Worker

Warehouse workers facilitate the distribution of goods into, within and out of their warehouse. They load and unload trucks, place goods in storage and move inventory as needed. These workers may use equipment such as hand trucks, ladders and forklifts to complete their work, and they may wear protective equipment such as a back brace or gloves. Generally, these employees work with a team of warehouse workers and truck drivers and report to a warehouse supervisor or a manager of shipping and handling.

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Warehouse Worker Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Worker


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Warehouse Workers may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Warehouse Workers most often move into positions as Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

Warehouse Worker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


TARGET Distributing, Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation, Genco, and The Home Depot Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Warehouse Workers. Target Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $43K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $21K to a high of $50K. Also paying near the top of the field are TARGET Distributing at $40K, Frito-Lay, Inc. at $39K, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where Warehouse Workers annually earn $37K.

Known for its small paychecks, The Home Depot Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $22K — about half the top paying employer's rate. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and PepsiCo Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($25K, $26K, and $27K respectively).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Leadership, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. The majority of those who know Inventory Control also know Order Inventory and PICK Basic.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Worker

Pay by Experience for a Warehouse Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Warehouse Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 2,085 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Warehouse Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 793 salaries. An experienced Warehouse Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 556 salaries. A Warehouse Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 175 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,772

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Indianapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Warehouse Workers, 12 percent above the national average. Warehouse Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Portland (+7 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (14 percent lower) and Columbus (10 percent lower).

Warehouse Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Warehouse Worker?

Warehouse Worker in Springfield:
"Warehouse worker."
Pros: Repetitive. Family oriented. Monday thru Friday job. 40 hours week.
Cons: N/a.

Warehouse Worker in Sioux Falls:
"It overall is fine, the goods we rent are subpar."
Pros: I like the work shifts and the people working there.
Cons: The fact that everything is pretty crappy.

Warehouse Worker in Sumner:
"I like it."
Pros: The environment and people are all awesome.
Cons: Not having enough hours.

Warehouse Worker in Round Rock:
Pros: Learning how to operate machines and forklift.
Cons: I feel like I'm not valued, if I have a problem with how much I'm being paid instead of me earning a raise they might just fire me.

Warehouse Worker in Rock Rapids:
"Some good but mostly bad."
Pros: Structured hours. Weekends off. Formulating ideas. Building product.
Cons: Weak leadership. Nobody listens to ideas. Discrimination. Temporary lay-offs. Underappreciated.

Warehouse Worker in Rock Rapids:
"Some good but more bad."
Pros: Stuctured hours. Teamwork. Weekends off. Building product. Formulating ideas.
Cons: No opportunity for growth. Weak leadership. Minimal pay raise. Work flow. Temporary lay-offs. Discrimination. Nobody listens to ideas.

Warehouse Worker in San Diego:
"Good company but same routine."
Pros: The pay is great and the company takes care of there employees.
Cons: Same routine everyday and pulling orders to full the days orders.

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Key Stats for Warehouse Worker

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 462 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries

▲30%

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Receiving
▲16%

Leadership
▲14%


▲8%


▲7%


▲2%

▲1%




National Average
$28,000

Packaging
▼1%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 462 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%
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