Warehouseman Salary

Men make up the majority of Warehousemans in the United States, bringing in about $13.25 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Warehousemans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,099 - $48,043
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,030
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$9.73 - $19.57
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,099 - $48,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,550  
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,119  
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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$20,759 - $44,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $29.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,550  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,119  
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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$20,759 - $44,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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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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At the upper end, Warehousemans who move into an Operations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Managers is a much higher $59K per year. Warehousemans moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Warehouseman


Survey takers who work as Warehousemans report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Receiving, Inventory Control, and Shipping can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouseman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Warehousemans, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Warehousemans who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $40K.

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
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 7%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Shipping
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%
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