Warehouseman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Warehousemans earn an average of $13.94 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,385 - $57,812
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$33K
$58K
MEDIAN: $33,259
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$10.10 - $19.83
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MEDIAN: $13.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,385 - $57,812  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $2,392  
Total Pay (?
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$21,150 - $44,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $19.83  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $28.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$290.87 - $2,392  
   
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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$21,150 - $44,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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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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Warehousemans do not often transition into Operations Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. A Warehouse Manager role is the most common promotion for Warehousemans moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $43K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Warehousemans is a Warehouse Worker position, where earnings are usually $26K.

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Popular Skills for Warehouseman


Warehousemans seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with forklift driver and forklift are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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.


For Warehousemans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,110

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

For Warehousemans, working in the bustling city of St. Louis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Warehousemans will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+19 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Portland (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Workers in San Antonio and Dallas earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 18 percent.

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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Warehouseman Salaries

▲19%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

forklift driver
▲46%

forklift
▲21%

▲2%

Receiving
▼0%

Forklift Operator
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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