Men represent the vast majority of Warehousemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.96 per hour nationwide. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Generally, a warehouseman's work is performed indoors, although warehouse workers may be exposed to the elements of nature when a loading dock is emptied. Various other employees share a work environment with warehousemen, such as supervisors and other warehouse employees. Corporate workers may also visit the warehouse occasionally to make sure it is running efficiently and safely. Customers from other companies who want to do business with the warehouse may come in and observe the warehouse as well.
A high school degree or equivalent is generally preferred by warehouse management, but it is not always required. Hours worked may vary greatly for warehousemen. For example, some warehouse employees work during the day, while others work evening or overnight shifts. The length of the shift may fluctuate as well, ranging from three hours to possibly more than eight hours.
- 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
While Warehousemans do not often become Operations Managers, the job pays $59K per year on average. More often than not, a Warehouse Manager role is the next step for Warehousemans moving up in the field. Warehouse Managers usually make $43K per year. Many other Warehousemans choose to take on a Warehouse Worker role, where salaries are typically $26K.
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Popular Skills for Warehouseman
Warehousemans report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with forklift driver and forklift are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Receiving and forklift.
Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Warehousemans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. For Warehousemans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Warehousemans who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $37K on average.
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