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Warehouseman Salary (United States)

Warehousemans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.31 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Warehousemans is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Warehouseman Salary (?
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$23,825 - $45,522
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MEDIAN: $34,488
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Warehouseman Salary (?
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$9.67 - $19.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,825 - $45,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,924  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,500  
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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$20,668 - $44,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$13.37 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,500  
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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$20,668 - $44,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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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 don't often assume a higher-end position such as a Warehouse Manager. Employees in that role get paid an average $42K per year. More often than not, Warehouse Supervisor role is the next step for Warehousemans moving up in the field. Warehouse Supervisors usually make $40K per year. Many other Warehousemans choose to take on a Warehouse Worker role, where salaries are typically $26K.

Warehouseman Job Listings

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Job skills reported by Warehousemans are limited. Inventory Control and Shipping are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping. Shipping is a skill commonly found among those who know Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Warehousemans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Warehousemans see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $38K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Portland
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National Average
$29,000
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For those looking to make money, Warehousemans in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Warehousemans will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+4 percent).

Warehouseman Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouseman?
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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

Inventory Control
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National Average
$29,000
Shipping
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%