Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary
$30,000 yearly
$14.84 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$26,000
10 %
$30,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
What Is The Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary?
The average warehouse associate/driver salary is $30,874 per year, or $14.84 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Washington provide the highest warehouse associate/driver salaries.

Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where warehouse associate/drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Warehouse Associate/Driver average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$27,580
$13.26
Alaska
$30,857
$14.84
Arizona
$27,605
$13.27
Arkansas
$30,978
$14.89
California
$31,730
$15.25
Colorado
$32,492
$15.62
Connecticut
$29,727
$14.29
Delaware
$31,795
$15.29
District of Columbia
$31,115
$14.96
Florida
$28,739
$13.82
Georgia
$28,269
$13.59
Hawaii
$31,166
$14.98
Idaho
$29,184
$14.03
Illinois
$30,756
$14.79
Indiana
$29,186
$14.03
Iowa
$30,162
$14.50
Kansas
$31,169
$14.99
Kentucky
$28,620
$13.76
Louisiana
$26,864
$12.92
Maine
$31,414
$15.10
Maryland
$30,958
$14.88
Massachusetts
$33,318
$16.02
Michigan
$28,564
$13.73
Minnesota
$34,957
$16.81
Mississippi
$26,584
$12.78
Missouri
$29,641
$14.25
Montana
$28,559
$13.73
Nebraska
$30,775
$14.80
Nevada
$31,822
$15.30
New Hampshire
$26,395
$12.69
New Jersey
$34,426
$16.55
New Mexico
$30,246
$14.54
New York
$31,867
$15.32
North Carolina
$28,780
$13.84
North Dakota
$33,737
$16.22
Ohio
$30,328
$14.58
Oklahoma
$29,561
$14.21
Oregon
$31,623
$15.20
Pennsylvania
$30,355
$14.59
Rhode Island
$33,625
$16.17
South Carolina
$26,088
$12.54
South Dakota
$30,626
$14.72
Tennessee
$29,911
$14.38
Texas
$30,426
$14.63
Utah
$27,099
$13.03
Vermont
$32,219
$15.49
Virginia
$27,742
$13.34
Washington
$33,461
$16.09
West Virginia
$30,037
$14.44
Wisconsin
$31,353
$15.07
Wyoming
$31,717
$15.25

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Highest Paying Cities For Warehouse Associate/Driver

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Grand Forks, ND
$33,873
$16.29
Seattle, WA
$33,732
$16.22
Taunton, MA
$33,426
$16.07
Arvada, CO
$32,495
$15.62
San Francisco, CA
$32,285
$15.52
Reno, NV
$31,971
$15.37

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Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $30,900
    $14.84
    +4.8%
    2020
    $29,400
    $14.13
    +2.6%
    2019
    $28,600
    $13.77
    +2.6%
    2018
    $27,900
    $13.41
    +1.6%
    2017
    $27,500
    $13.20
    +1.6%

    How Much Do Warehouse Associate/Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, warehouse associate/driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, retail, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for warehouse associate/drivers. For example, warehouse associate/drivers make a whopping average salary of $33,838 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,982 at retail companies and $31,592 at manufacturing companies. But warehouse associate/drivers may want to avoid working in the insurance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,292.
    RankIndustryAverage Warehouse Associate/Driver SalaryWarehouse Associate/Driver Salary Range
    1
    Transportation
    $33,838
    $29k
    $38k
    2
    Retail
    $31,982
    $29k
    $38k
    3
    Manufacturing
    $31,592
    $29k
    $38k
    4
    Construction
    $31,410
    $29k
    $38k
    5
    Automotive
    $30,766
    $29k
    $38k
    6
    Technology
    $30,456
    $29k
    $38k

    High Paying Warehouse Associate/Driver Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Customer Service, Warehouse

    Avg. salary: $30,267

    A customer service warehouse is primarily in charge of providing customer support, mainly through calls and correspondence. Their responsibilities typically revolve around answering inquiries, addressing and troubleshooting problems, processing refunds, maintaining records of all transactions, and referring them to other services when necessary. There are also instances when they must perform follow-up calls, offer products and services, discuss product specifications and promotions, develop sales strategies, and generate leads through research and analysis. Moreover, they must maintain an active communication line with staff for a smooth and efficient workflow.
    191,591 Customer Service, Warehouse Jobs
    Delivery Driver/Warehouse

    Avg. salary: $30,135

    A warehouse delivery driver is responsible for transporting goods and services from the warehouse to different assigned locations. Warehouse delivery drivers record the inventory materials receipt before and after delivery to ensure the merchandise's correct quantity and quality. They also maintain the condition of the engine and immediately detect inconsistencies to avoid delays in deliveries. A warehouse delivery driver assists customers with their inquiries and concerns and escalates complaints to management for resolution.
    392,116 Delivery Driver/Warehouse Jobs
    Lift Driver

    Avg. salary: $29,112

    A lift driver is responsible for operating warehouse machines and vehicles, especially on loading and unloading items from distribution trucks and transporting the merchandise to different parts of the warehouse. Lift drivers inspect the efficiency and reliability of the machines, ensuring its operational and optimal performance to avoid production delays. They also verify the number of products for distribution according to the order requests and shipment details. A lift driver must be highly-organized, as well as having excellent time-management skills to perform duties and meet strict production schedules.
    24,200 Lift Driver Jobs
    Warehouse Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,411

    A warehouse technician is responsible for monitoring the incoming and outgoing goods and services in the warehouse or distribution centers. Warehouse technicians verify shipment details, assist with packaging items, move merchandise to storage areas, inspect the quality of items for release, and escalate defective products for immediate replacement. They also operate various warehouse equipment and machinery, conduct maintenance repairs, and loading and unloading items from the delivery trucks. A warehouse technician must have excellent time-management and organizational skills, especially on processing orders and creating reports for inventory receipts.
    125,545 Warehouse Technician Jobs
    Driver/Warehouse Worker

    Avg. salary: $31,480

    A driver/warehouse worker is responsible for transporting goods and services from the warehouse or distribution center to specific destinations based on the delivery details. Driver/warehouse workers assist in loading and unloading items from delivery trucks, storing merchandise to the appropriate warehouse areas, operating various warehouse tools and equipment, and inspecting the delivery vehicle for any engine defects that might cause delays. They also check the inventory report to ensure the correct quantity of items and escalate customers' complaints to the warehouse management for immediate resolution, such as product replacement or issuing refunds.
    298,779 Driver/Warehouse Worker Jobs
    Warehouse Labour

    Avg. salary: $27,583

    Warehouse labour workers are responsible for organizing shipment details by processing the correct quantity of orders, ensuring that the items are free from any defects and mislabeling. Warehouse labourers prepare the items for packaging efficiently, update the inventory records, and escalate production discrepancy to the management for immediate resolution. They should also strictly adhere to the production area's safety regulations, especially on loading and unloading items, and moving each package to appropriate shelves using warehouse equipment.
    117,774 Warehouse Labour Jobs

    Warehouse Associate/Driver Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a warehouse associate/driver can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Warehouse Associate/Drivers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a warehouse associate/driver, working for United States Cold Storage or Lowe's Companies might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Reef and Baker Distributing Co report highly competitive wages for warehouse associate/drivers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Warehouse Associate/Driver SalaryWarehouse Associate/Driver Salary Range
    1United States Cold Storage
    4.3
    $39,009
    $30k
    $41k
    2Lowe's Companies
    4.6
    $36,424
    $30k
    $41k
    3Reef
    4.1
    $35,772
    $30k
    $41k
    4Baker Distributing Co
    3.8
    $33,936
    $30k
    $41k
    5Damuth Trane
    3.7
    $33,748
    $30k
    $41k
    6US LBM
    4.3
    $33,164
    $30k
    $41k

    Recently Added Warehouse Associate/Driver Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Express Employment Professionals-Headquarters
    Warehouse Associate/Driver
    Warehouse Associate/Driver
    Lawrenceville, GA
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Englewood, CO
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Associate/Driver ***
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/05/2021
    $35,479
    08/05/2021
    Adusa
    Warehouse Associates, Drivers & Selectors
    Warehouse Associates, Drivers & Selectors
    Greencastle, PA
    08/05/2021
    $45,914
    08/05/2021
    Comfort Air
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Denver, CO
    08/04/2021
    $31,305
    08/04/2021
    Munch's Supply LLC
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Elgin, IL
    08/04/2021
    $36,523
    08/04/2021
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Chicago, IL
    08/03/2021
    $36,523
    08/03/2021
    Munch's Supply LLC
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Wyoming, MI
    08/02/2021
    $36,523
    08/02/2021
    Driver/Warehouse Associate
    Seattle, WA
    08/01/2021
    $43,827
    08/01/2021
    Warehouse Associate/Driver
    Chicago, IL
    08/01/2021
    $31,305
    08/01/2021

    Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary by Demographic

    Warehouse Associate/Driver Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $30,727
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,342
    Median Warehouse Associate/Driver Income by Race
    Asian warehouse associate/drivers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american warehouse associate/drivers have the lowest average salary at $30,285.
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$30,415
    White$30,632
    Black or African American$30,285
    Asian$30,730
    Hispanic or Latino$30,609
    Average Warehouse Associate/Driver Salary by Education Level
    Warehouse associate/drivers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $32,276 annually. With a Bachelors degree, warehouse associate/drivers earn a median annual income of $31,662 compared to $31,226 for warehouse associate/drivers with an Associate degree.
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,727
    Master's Degree$32,276
    Bachelor's Degree$31,662
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,226