Warehouseman Salary (United States)

Most Warehousemans in the United States are men, earning an average of $13.40 per hour. Pay starts at $9.69 per hour and can approach $19.51 on the higher side. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one in five lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Warehousemans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Warehouseman Salary (?
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$23,672 - $45,845
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MEDIAN: $35,383
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Warehouseman Salary (?
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$9.69 - $19.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,672 - $45,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,549  
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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$20,699 - $44,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $19.51  
   
Overtime
$13.52 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,549  
   
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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$20,699 - $44,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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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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Though it's rare, some Warehousemans move into roles as Warehouse Managers, bringing in an extra $12,062 per year. Warehousemans go on to become Warehouse Supervisors more often than anything else, where paychecks are higher by $10,552. Warehousemans will find lower salaries (-$3,761) when they move into a Warehouse Worker role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Survey takers who work as Warehousemans typically report just a few professional skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping. Competency in Inventory Control frequently indicates knowledge of Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Warehousemans do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $26K range but grow to $31K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $33K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Warehousemans tend to earn $38K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$30,000
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For those looking to make money, Warehousemans in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Warehousemans will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+2 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
$30,000
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Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

Inventory Control
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National Average
$30,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%