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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$19,719 - $51,091
$20K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,686
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$9.78 - $17.98
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.65
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$0$51K
Salary $19,719 - $51,091
Bonus $191.97 - $3,957
Profit Sharing $196.78 - $3,566
Commission $2,400
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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$20,515 - $41,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.78 - $17.98
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $6.78
Overtime $14.26 - $27.09
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $191.97 - $3,957
Commission $2,400
Profit Sharing $196.78 - $3,566
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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$20,515 - $41,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,078

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.

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 Employer Salaries for Warehouse Worker


Dominating the field, TARGET Distributing, Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation, Genco, and The Home Depot Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Warehouse Workers. Target Corporation does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $43K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $21K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $50K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider TARGET Distributing, Frito-Lay, Inc., and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., top-paying firms where Warehouse Workers rake in a comfortable $40K, $39K, or $37K, respectively.

About half the top paying employer's rate, The Home Depot Inc. offers a median salary of just $22K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and PepsiCo Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $25K, $26K, and $27K.

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 2,085 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 793 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 556 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 175 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,903

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 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.

Warehouse Worker in San Diego:
"Good company but same routine."
Pros: The pay is great and the company takes care of there employees.
Cons: Same routine everyday and pulling orders to full the days orders.

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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 536 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries

▲29%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries

Receiving
▲15%

Leadership
▲14%



▲7%

▲6%


▲2%



▼0%


National Average
$28,000

Packaging
▼2%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 536 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 33%