Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States take home an average $12.46 per hour. 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. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and location. Men make up the vast majority of Warehouse Workers (86 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,811 - $50,628
$21K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,021
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$9.66 - $17.81
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MEDIAN: $12.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,811 - $50,628  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $3,951  
Profit Sharing
$50.17 - $3,710  
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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$20,300 - $40,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $17.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.00  
Overtime
$13.84 - $26.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$102.56 - $3,951  
   
Commission
$1,810  
Profit Sharing
$50.17 - $3,710  
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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$20,300 - $40,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,086

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. The most common next step for a Warehouse Worker is to become a Warehouse Manager or a Warehouse Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $14K more per year.

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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. Warehouse Workers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Target Corporation, where the median salary comes to $43K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($21K) and those starting out ($50K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. 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.

With a median salary of only $22K (about half the top paying employer's rate), The Home Depot Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($25K), Pepsi Bottling Group ($26K), and PepsiCo Inc ($27K).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers report using 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 11 percent and 17 percent. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to 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: $27,525

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, 13 percent above the national average. Warehouse Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+9 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Workers in Chicago and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 9 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 438 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

▲31%

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Receiving
▲17%

Leadership
▲15%


▲9%


▲8%


▲3%

▲2%




National Average
$28,000

Packaging
▼1%


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 438 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: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%
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