Warehouse Worker Salary

The average Warehouse Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.92 per hour. Total cash compensation to Warehouse Workers approaches anywhere from $19K on the lower end to $39K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by experience level and geographic location. Although more than half have medical coverage and half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Warehouse Workers are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,427 - $44,834
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,956
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$8.91 - $16.74
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$8
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,427 - $44,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,472  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $5,054  
Commission
$600  
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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$18,999 - $39,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $16.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.38  
Overtime
$12.01 - $24.55  
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
$0.00 - $1,472  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $5,054  
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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$18,999 - $39,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,248
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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

  • 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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There are some Warehouse Workers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $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 $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $15K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Warehouse Workers include Amazon.com Inc, TARGET Distributing, Target Corporation, Genco, and Comcast Cable, Inc. Although TARGET Distributing heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $40K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $21K to $44K. Target Corporation, Genco, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. also offer top salaries for Warehouse Workers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $39K, $32K, and $31K, respectively.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at The Home Depot Inc. — the median salary comes to just $22K, about half the top paying employer's rate. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Amazon.com Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $22K, $26K, and $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, forklift driver, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and forklift. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Warehouse Workers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $28K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $33K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,089

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Warehouse Workers, 9 percent above the national average. Warehouse Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+5 percent), Houston (+4 percent), Las Vegas (+3 percent), and Denver (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York (7 percent lower) and Memphis (6 percent lower).

Warehouse Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Worker at Genco?

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.

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.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 21%

forklift driver
up arrow 12%

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Receiving
up arrow 10%


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Inventory Management
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Forklift Operator
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Inventory Control
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Order Inventory
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PICK Basic
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Shipping
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Packaging
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National Average
$26,000


Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 450 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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