Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States take home an average $11.74 per hour. In the world of Warehouse Workers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $19K and $38K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geography. The vast majority of Warehouse Workers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,406 - $43,746
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,823
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$8.74 - $16.52
(Median)
$8
$12
$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
$21,406 - $43,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,374  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$18,663 - $38,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $16.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.97  
Overtime
$11.67 - $24.71  
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 - $1,374  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $2,200  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$18,663 - $38,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,698

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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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There are some Warehouse Workers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Target Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, TARGET Distributing, Comcast Cable, Inc., and The Home Depot Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Warehouse Workers. Although Target Corporation boasts the highest average salary in town at $35K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $21K or as much as $44K. TARGET Distributing, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Warehouse Workers earning around $35K, $32K, or $30K at each firm, respectively.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Amazon.com Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($22K, $26K, and $27K respectively).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Leadership can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Logistics and Inventory Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 23 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Packaging, Customer Service, and forklift. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Warehouse Workers make a median salary of $30K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Warehouse Workers working in Charlotte make a little more than the national average; however, geographic location doesn't seem to influence pay too heavily overall. Warehouse Workers will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+5 percent), Houston (+5 percent), Atlanta (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Oklahoma City (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Leadership
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Forklift Operator
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Picking
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

PICK Basic
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Receiving
up arrow 3%


Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Packaging
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 424 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: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 35%