Warehouseman Salary

Men make up the majority of Warehousemans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $13.98 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,970 - $58,175
$19K
$35K
$58K
MEDIAN: $34,537
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$10.09 - $19.79
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$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.98
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$18,970 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $2,700  
Total Pay (?
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$21,238 - $44,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $29.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$250.00 - $2,700  
   
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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$21,238 - $44,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 320

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Warehouseman


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While not commonly seen, Warehousemans who transition into an Operations Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Operations Managers is $59K per year. As Warehousemans progress in their field, many go on to become Warehouse Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $43K per year. Another common career choice for Warehousemans is to move into a Warehouse Worker role. Typically, Warehouse Workers get paid $26K.

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Popular Skills for Warehouseman


Survey results imply that Warehousemans put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with forklift driver and forklift are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent and 22 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Receiving and forklift.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman

Pay by Experience for a Warehouseman has a positive trend. An entry-level Warehouseman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 181 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Warehouseman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Warehouseman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 114 salaries. A Warehouseman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,974

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

Home to some of the best pay for Warehousemans, St. Louis offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Warehousemans will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+20 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Portland (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Salt Lake City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Dallas (18 percent lower).

Warehouseman Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Warehouseman

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Warehouseman Salaries

▲20%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

forklift driver
▲47%

forklift
▲22%

▲2%

Receiving
▲1%

Forklift Operator
▲1%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 27%
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