Warehouseman Salary

A sizeable majority of Warehousemans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.30 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,152 - $47,930
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,344
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$9.77 - $19.64
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,152 - $47,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$20,787 - $44,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $19.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$13.50 - $29.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$20,787 - $44,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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Job Description for Warehouseman

Warehousemen help ensure that a warehouse runs smoothly and efficiently. This is a physically demanding job, as the warehouse workers are expected to be able to lift heavy objects in excess of 25 pounds throughout their shift. Other tasks they need to be able to perform are unloading and loading trailers quickly and efficiently, operating a forklift, and performing basic maintenance for their work area. They are also responsible for completing an inventory checklist, ensuring loads are in the correct trailers, and completing various other tasks given to them by their supervisor. All of these tasks must be performed in compliance with organizational safety regulations.

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Warehouseman Tasks

  • Complete required documents and coordinate with team and upper management.
  • Identify needed materials and relocate to new storage destination.
  • Receive, load, unload, distribute, and store materials.
  • Maintain shipping records and assist in general facility maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Warehouseman


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Warehousemans 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. With an annual salary of $42K, Warehouse Manager is the most common role for Warehousemans to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Warehouse Worker role — which usually pays $26K — is also typical for Warehousemans, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Warehouseman


Survey results show that Warehousemans typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Inventory Control, Shipping, and forklift are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift. Most people experienced in Inventory Control also know Receiving and forklift.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Warehousemans who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Warehousemans see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Warehousemans who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $40K.

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What is it like working as a Warehouseman?

Warehouseman in Commerce City:
"Co-workers are nice, the owner is a jerk."
Pros: Flexible with school schedule and other activities. Pay is decent. Co-workers are really nice.
Cons: The owner likes to micromanage every little thing. Is a horrible leader. Not very intelligent makes stupid decisions, treats all the workers poorly.

Warehouseman in Billings:
"Maybe."
Pros: My coworkers. Making things. Having a job.
Cons: Constant stress, deadlines, dangers. As well as extreme weather, heavy lifting, micromanaging. Basically being on call due to lack of planning. Poor middle management as well as being unappreciated.

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Experience Affects Warehouseman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 6%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Shipping
0%

National Average
$29,000

forklift
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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