The average pay for a Warehouse Worker is $12.86 per hour.
The average pay for a Warehouse Worker is $31,146 per year.
|Salary||$19,445 - $50,843|
|Bonus||$102 - $3,182|
|Profit Sharing||$203 - $3,701|
|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).)
|$20,629 - $41,157|
|Hourly Rate||$9.83 - $18.16|
|Hourly Tips||$0.02 - $3.08|
|Overtime||$14.32 - $27.39|
|Bonus||$102 - $3,182|
|Profit Sharing||$203 - $3,701|
|Total Pay (||$20,629 - $41,157|
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.Read More...
Warehouse workers must be strong and have a great deal of endurance. Because of the physical nature of this job, the risk for injury may be higher than other types of positions; this means warehouse workers must carefully follow all safety procedures and know how to safely use all necessary equipment. Warehouse workers may work a variety of shifts depending on their employer's hours of operation and needs. Some warehouses operate 24 hours a day, meaning day, evening and overnight shifts may be available.
Some employers prefer applicants to hold a high school diploma or equivalent for warehouse worker positions. Previous warehouse experience may be preferred or required as well. Warehouse workers may be promoted into supervisory or managerial positions within their warehouse over time. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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.
Common Career Paths for Warehouse Worker
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.
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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
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).
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