"customer orders," "hand trucks," and "customer service" aren't the only skills we found warehouse assistants list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of warehouse assistant responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a warehouse assistant. We found that 23.8% of warehouse assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some warehouse assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two warehouse assistants were not college graduates.
Those warehouse assistants who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general studies degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for warehouse assistants include criminal justice degrees or accounting degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a warehouse assistant. We've found that most warehouse assistant resumes include experience from Amazon.com, FedEx, and Publishers Circulation Fulfillment. Of recent, Amazon.com had 1,795 positions open for warehouse assistants. Meanwhile, there are 107 job openings at FedEx and 21 at Publishers Circulation Fulfillment.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, warehouse assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Catholic Community Service, Pinnacle Holdings, and Siemens. Take Catholic Community Service for example. The median warehouse assistant salary is $35,269. At Pinnacle Holdings, warehouse assistants earn an average of $34,021, while the average at Siemens is $33,447. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire warehouse assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Amazon.com, Integrity Staffing Solutions, and The Home Depot.
For the most part, warehouse assistants make their living in the retail and manufacturing industries. Warehouse assistants tend to make the most in the transportation industry with an average salary of $32,773. The warehouse assistant annual salary in the manufacturing and retail industries generally make $31,748 and $30,802 respectively. Additionally, warehouse assistants who work in the transportation industry make 12.3% more than warehouse assistants in the technology Industry.