Pay for Warehouse Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.32 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Warehouse Workers ($20K to $41K) includes potential earnings of $4K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though career length and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Male Warehouse Workers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, close to one-third claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,401 - $51,244
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MEDIAN: $30,642
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$9.47 - $17.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,401 - $51,244  
   
Bonus
$102.49 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $3,701  
Commission
$3,537  
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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$20,085 - $40,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $17.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.99  
Overtime
$13.56 - $26.35  
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
$102.49 - $3,878  
   
Commission
$3,537  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $3,701  
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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$20,085 - $40,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,970

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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 moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Amazon.com Inc, TARGET Distributing, Target Corporation, Genco, and The Home Depot Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Warehouse Workers. Warehouse Workers flock to Target Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation; however, Target Corporation also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $21K at one end to $50K at the other end. TARGET Distributing, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and Comcast Cable, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Warehouse Workers earning around $40K, $37K, or $37K at each firm, respectively.

With a median employee salary of $22K, The Home Depot Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (just about half of the top paying company's median). Workers at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and PepsiCo Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $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, Forklift Operator, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 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 many Warehouse Workers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. Warehouse Workers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Warehouse Workers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,140

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

With a pay rate for Warehouse Workers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, Indianapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Warehouse Workers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent), New York (+8 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Las Vegas Warehouse Workers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Columbus and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

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 390 votes.
052
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




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Receiving
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Leadership
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Forklift Operator
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National Average
$27,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 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: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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