$30,450
Avg. Salary
$12.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$970

Profit Sharing

$1,517

Commission

$3,537

The average pay for a Warehouse Worker is $12.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Warehouse Worker is $30,450 per year.

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MEDIAN $13
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MEDIAN $30,450
$19,311 - $50,645
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MEDIAN: $30,450
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$9.75 - $17.98
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$0$50K
Salary $19,311 - $50,645
Bonus $146 - $3,437
Profit Sharing $202 - $3,343
Commission $3,537
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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$20,461 - $40,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 334
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $17.98
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $3.05
Overtime $14.05 - $27.12
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $146 - $3,437
Commission $3,537
Profit Sharing $202 - $3,343
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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$20,461 - $40,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,338

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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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: $27,867

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 Hartford:
"Its cool."
Pros: I like getting paid to drive a forklift.
Cons: Working with idiots. Some of our drivers are clueless.

Warehouse Worker in Lancaster:
"Ok."
Pros: Always busy.
Cons: The hours.

Warehouse Worker in Burlington:
"I work in a warehouse."
Pros: Cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Unrewarding and repetitive.
Cons: Not enough room here to even begin.

Warehouse Worker in Athens:
"Cold climate."
Buy underarmor long johns an be prepared to work over. When your relief goes home sick.

Warehouse Worker in Mahwah:
"You Get you blood pumping and ChallenChallenges Friends."
Pros: You are able to sit down while working, it's this big amazing cafeteria lounge loaded with computers and an amazing cooking chef ,every one is so nice, clean, and decent aswell , u get two short breaks and a 1 hour lunching break. .. Istead of eating you have the advantage of working out in the gym for adrenaline pump!! Yes. And last you have ur own neat working station... Oh yahoo did I forget, only 4 days seek what a blast. .
Cons: It's distance is way too far from where I lllive half the time coming home 5am in the morning it's aleast one dear very 2 days in My part of the road when I can rarely see since My glasses are garbage. You cannot heahear the TV playing in the lounge and when you first start u cannot use the gym until permanent after 90 days or so. Lol.

Warehouse Worker in Los Angeles:
"Amazing Firm."
Pros: The people I work for.
Cons: Wish I was doing more investigative stuff on cases in field.

Warehouse Worker in Middletown:
"Stable Job."
Pros: I appreciate that I am able to utilize paid and unpaid time to take time off from the job. The different benefits that are given to us are amazing and I could have never gotten these with another company at this entry level.
Cons: I honestly hate the long hours pulled each day. Many have agreed that we would have appreciated a five day 8 1/2 work scheduled compared to our 4 day 10 1/2 work schedule. Last it's very repetitive and wish the type of work done each day could change to give the job more variety.

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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 865 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Warehouse Worker Salaries

▲28%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Worker Salaries




▲7%


▲3%

▲2%



▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 865 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
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%