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.

$18,587 - $51,289
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MEDIAN: $33,208
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$10.05 - $19.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,587 - $51,289  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $2,400  
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$21,065 - $44,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $19.80  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $29.02  
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Bonus
$250.00 - $2,400  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,065 - $44,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349

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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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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.

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
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Warehouseman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Warehouseman Salaries

forklift driver
up arrow 24%

forklift
up arrow 21%


Receiving
0%

Forklift Operator
0%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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