Warehouse Worker Salary

An average Warehouse Worker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.92 per hour. Total cash compensation to Warehouse Workers bottoms out near $19K and approaches $39K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and location. The vast majority (86 percent) of Warehouse Workers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,427 - $44,834
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$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 (?
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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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Warehouse Workers sometimes assume positions such as Operations Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. 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


Dominating the field, Amazon.com Inc, TARGET Distributing, Target Corporation, Genco, and Comcast Cable, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Warehouse Workers. Employees of TARGET Distributing can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $21K to $44K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Target Corporation, Genco, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc., top-paying firms where Warehouse Workers rake in a solid $39K, $32K, or $31K, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary is just $22K — about half the top paying employer's rate. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Amazon.com Inc also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $22K, $26K, and $27K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 pay less than market rate include 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.


For Warehouse Workers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. 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.

Warehouse Workers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. 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). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and Memphis (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
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forklift driver
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up arrow 11%

Receiving
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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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