Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States can expect wages of $12.37 per hour on average. Total incomes of Warehouse Workers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $20K and $41K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geography. There are far more male Warehouse Workers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,519 - $51,128
$21K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,029
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$9.59 - $17.62
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MEDIAN: $12.37
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,519 - $51,128  
   
Bonus
$101.43 - $3,934  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $3,719  
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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$20,175 - $40,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $17.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.00  
Overtime
$13.52 - $26.48  
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
$101.43 - $3,934  
   
Commission
$1,810  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $3,719  
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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$20,175 - $40,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,892
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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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For Warehouse Workers, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually. Warehouse Workers typically move into roles as Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors, and those positions pay $16K more and $14K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers fill the offices of leading firms TARGET Distributing, Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation, Genco, and The Home Depot Inc. 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. Those in search of high salaries should also consider TARGET Distributing, Frito-Lay, Inc., and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., top-paying firms where Warehouse Workers rake in a $40K, $39K, or $37K, respectively.

The Home Depot Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $22K, just about half of the top paying company's median. 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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 12 percent and 18 percent. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent in 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.


For Warehouse Workers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. For Warehouse Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Warehouse Workers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,276

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

Home to some of the best pay for Warehouse Workers, Indianapolis offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Warehouse Workers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Portland (+9 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Warehouse Worker Reviews

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

Warehouse Worker in York:
`"$New Facility, and an exercise in Multi-tasking."`
Pros: - Huge source of experience due to high amount of cross-training. - Never a lack of working hours. Up to 60 hours a week. - New facility so a lot of new concepts are being tried and tested.
Cons: - Poor Safety record, they don't foresee and prevent accidents until one has already occurred, THEN they put in safety precautions for what should have been an obvious safety concern. Fire extinguishers missing. - Poor Management, bad communication, management doesn't listen to employees. Radio calls very rarely answered. Management "hears" what you are saying, and your concerns. But they don't "listen" to the words that you are saying, often telling you to do the exact same thing that you just proved didn't work. Or they contradict themselves. Or they expect workers to be in 2 places at once. - Some employees have not been paid in over a month. - Insults to workers, and racism on management's part. - Parking lot is too small.

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.

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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 384 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

▲32%

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Receiving
▲18%

Leadership
▲16%


▲10%


▲9%


▲4%

▲3%




Packaging
▼0%

National Average
$27,000


▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 384 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: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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