Warehouse Worker Salary

Warehouse Workers in the United States take home approximately $12.58 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Warehouse Workers approaches anywhere from $20K on the lower end to $41K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by experience level and location. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Warehouse Workers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,714 - $50,633
$20K
$30K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,498
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$9.64 - $17.79
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$0$50K
Salary $19,714 - $50,633
Bonus $50.43 - $3,028
Profit Sharing $50.88 - $3,575
Commission $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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$20,276 - $40,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 336
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $17.79
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.94
Overtime $13.73 - $27.13
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $50.43 - $3,028
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $50.88 - $3,575
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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$20,276 - $40,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,019

Job Description for Warehouse Worker

Warehouse workers facilitate the distribution of goods into, within and out of their warehouse. They load and unload trucks, place goods in storage and move inventory as needed. These workers may use equipment such as hand trucks, ladders and forklifts to complete their work, and they may wear protective equipment such as a back brace or gloves. Generally, these employees work with a team of warehouse workers and truck drivers and report to a warehouse supervisor or a manager of shipping and handling.

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Warehouse Worker Tasks

  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and adjust errors.
  • Receive, store, move and pack outgoing materials, equipment, and other items from warehouse.
  • Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Warehouse Worker Pay By Employer

$0$63K

Amazon.com Inc
58 profiles
$26,437

$39,577

$40,188

$29,609

Frito-Lay, Inc.
12 profiles
$36,838

$28,600

IKEA
12 profiles
$30,816

$30,876

$31,702

$31,200

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Worker


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Warehouse Workers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. When Warehouse Workers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Warehouse Managers or Warehouse Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $15K and $13K, respectively.

Warehouse Worker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Warehouse Worker


Warehouse Workers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Leadership, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Order Inventory and PICK Basic.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Worker

Pay by Experience for a Warehouse Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Warehouse Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 3,593 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Warehouse Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,313 salaries. An experienced Warehouse Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 970 salaries. A Warehouse Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 313 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,523

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

Warehouse Workers will find that Indianapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 11 percent. Warehouse Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Portland (+7 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Cleveland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (14 percent lower) and Columbus (10 percent lower).

Warehouse Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Warehouse Worker?

Warehouse Worker in Huntington Beach:
"Okay."
Pros: Relaxed.
Cons: No hours low pay would rather perfer higher pay.

Warehouse Worker in Springfield:
"Warehouse worker."
Pros: Repetitive. Family oriented. Monday thru Friday job. 40 hours week.
Cons: N/a.

Warehouse Worker in Sioux Falls:
"It overall is fine, the goods we rent are subpar."
Pros: I like the work shifts and the people working there.
Cons: The fact that everything is pretty crappy.

Warehouse Worker in Sumner:
"I like it."
Pros: The environment and people are all awesome.
Cons: Not having enough hours.

Warehouse Worker in Round Rock:
Pros: Learning how to operate machines and forklift.
Cons: I feel like I'm not valued, if I have a problem with how much I'm being paid instead of me earning a raise they might just fire me.

Warehouse Worker in Rock Rapids:
"Some good but mostly bad."
Pros: Structured hours. Weekends off. Formulating ideas. Building product.
Cons: Weak leadership. Nobody listens to ideas. Discrimination. Temporary lay-offs. Underappreciated.

Warehouse Worker in Rock Rapids:
"Some good but more bad."
Pros: Stuctured hours. Teamwork. Weekends off. Building product. Formulating ideas.
Cons: No opportunity for growth. Weak leadership. Minimal pay raise. Work flow. Temporary lay-offs. Discrimination. Nobody listens to ideas.

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Key Stats for Warehouse Worker

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 755 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries

▲30%

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries




▲8%


▲5%

▲4%

▲2%



▲2%


▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 755 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%