Average Warehouse Specialist Salary
$32,000 yearly
$15.73 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$25,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$42,000
90 %
What Is The Average Warehouse Specialist Salary?
The average warehouse specialist salary is $32,723 per year, or $15.73 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level warehouse specialist salary is roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out transportation, technology, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey provide the highest warehouse specialist salaries.

Average Warehouse Specialist Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Warehouse Specialist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$27,992
$13.46
Alaska
$35,476
$17.06
Arizona
$31,004
$14.91
Arkansas
$31,775
$15.28
California
$33,939
$16.32
Colorado
$35,378
$17.01
Connecticut
$34,783
$16.72
Delaware
$39,637
$19.06
District of Columbia
$35,468
$17.05
Florida
$29,809
$14.33
Georgia
$29,094
$13.99
Hawaii
$32,617
$15.68
Idaho
$30,306
$14.57
Illinois
$33,197
$15.96
Indiana
$30,777
$14.80
Iowa
$31,687
$15.23
Kansas
$32,136
$15.45
Kentucky
$28,786
$13.84
Louisiana
$25,050
$12.04
Maine
$32,906
$15.82
Maryland
$34,008
$16.35
Massachusetts
$37,564
$18.06
Michigan
$31,125
$14.96
Minnesota
$34,612
$16.64
Mississippi
$27,018
$12.99
Missouri
$30,633
$14.73
Montana
$29,467
$14.17
Nebraska
$31,636
$15.21
Nevada
$32,927
$15.83
New Hampshire
$35,169
$16.91
New Jersey
$37,021
$17.80
New Mexico
$31,337
$15.07
New York
$37,527
$18.04
North Carolina
$30,526
$14.68
North Dakota
$34,960
$16.81
Ohio
$32,794
$15.77
Oklahoma
$29,080
$13.98
Oregon
$34,086
$16.39
Pennsylvania
$34,880
$16.77
Rhode Island
$38,248
$18.39
South Carolina
$26,611
$12.79
South Dakota
$31,527
$15.16
Tennessee
$29,173
$14.03
Texas
$31,341
$15.07
Utah
$30,762
$14.79
Vermont
$33,663
$16.18
Virginia
$30,920
$14.87
Washington
$35,036
$16.84
West Virginia
$31,743
$15.26
Wisconsin
$33,252
$15.99
Wyoming
$32,653
$15.70

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Highest Paying Cities For Warehouse Specialist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Lakewood, NJ
$37,599
$18.08
Commerce City, CO
$35,378
$17.01
Reading, PA
$35,005
$16.83
Guilderland, NY
$34,190
$16.44
Hillsboro, OR
$34,171
$16.43
Sacramento, CA
$33,938
$16.32

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Average Warehouse Specialist Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $32,700
    $15.73
    +4.8%
    2020
    $31,200
    $14.98
    +2.6%
    2019
    $30,400
    $14.59
    +2.6%
    2018
    $29,600
    $14.21
    +1.6%
    2017
    $29,100
    $13.99
    +1.6%

    How Much Do Warehouse Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, warehouse specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, technology, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for warehouse specialists. For example, warehouse specialists make a whopping average salary of $36,919 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,450 at technology companies and $33,592 at manufacturing companies. But warehouse specialists may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $32,265.
    RankIndustryAverage Warehouse Specialist SalaryWarehouse Specialist Salary Range
    1
    Transportation
    $36,919
    $29k
    $43k
    2
    Technology
    $34,450
    $29k
    $43k
    3
    Manufacturing
    $33,592
    $29k
    $43k
    4
    Retail
    $32,265
    $29k
    $43k

    High Paying Warehouse Specialist Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Material Handler/Warehouse

    Avg. salary: $29,256

    A warehouse material handler is responsible for assisting warehouse operations, moving merchandise from one place to another, labeling products, performing quality check procedures, packaging goods, and loading and unloading items from distribution vehicles. Warehouse material handlers operate warehouse tools and equipment for production, as well as ensuring the adequacy of stock inventory needed for orders and deliveries. A warehouse material handler also updates product information on the database and do administrative tasks, such as writing reports and responding to customers' inquiries and concerns.
    118,083 Material Handler/Warehouse Jobs
    General Warehouse Worker

    Avg. salary: $28,160

    A general warehouse worker takes responsibility for doing various duties in warehousing. General warehouse workers receive and process incoming materials and stock, pick and file orders, and pack and ship these orders. The workers manage, organize, and retrieve stocks from the warehouse. They make sure that the orders are picked up and/or delivered on time. It is expected from them to have working experience in the job. They have to be proficient in terms of inventory software, systems, and databases. Among the other necessary skills for this career are time management, analytical, communication, and good organizational skills.
    144,035 General Warehouse Worker Jobs
    Warehouse/Driver

    Avg. salary: $29,468

    A warehouse driver is responsible for transporting packages and other merchandise from the warehouse to different locations. Warehouse drivers strictly follow route sheets to avoid delays in the delivery. They check all the loaded items to ensure that the orders are correct, return defective items, and update the inventory sheet. A warehouse driver must operate the delivery vehicle, perform engine repairs, and follow safety practices and procedures. A warehouse driver also responds to the customers' inquiries and concerns and escalates complaints of incorrect merchandise and defective items to management.
    335,603 Warehouse/Driver Jobs
    Warehouse Machine Operator

    Avg. salary: $28,183

    Warehouse machine operators perform various tasks for their employers. These include setting up, operating, monitoring, and troubleshooting machinery, inspecting parts for specifications and any potential damage, and reading and interpreting diagrams and blueprints to position and secure the machines. They are expected to communicate with other team members and provide support for continuous production. Most employers are looking to hire someone with knowledge of production and safety procedures, previous experience as a machine operator, and analytical skills.
    121,859 Warehouse Machine Operator Jobs
    Warehouse Picker

    Avg. salary: $28,306

    Warehouse pickers are skilled employees who are responsible for pulling selected items from storage or warehouses and prepare them for shipment. These pickers must prepare the orders of customers on a pallet neatly and safely wrapped them with plastic wrap while processing their invoices. They must receive and sort out large orders of inventory delivered daily as well as perform the necessary manual labor such as sweeping, refuse removal, and general janitorial. Warehouse pickers must also follow safety standards according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to clean and maintain the warehouse.
    107,201 Warehouse Picker Jobs
    Warehouse Worker

    Avg. salary: $28,110

    Warehouse workers are employees assigned to handle tasks inside the company's warehouse. They are in charge of managing the entry and exit of goods inside the warehouse, ensure that the inventory is up-to-date, and check the quality of the goods that are stored. Warehouse workers receive the items that are delivered to the warehouse, ensure that the items are complete using the delivery list, and keep the items safe in the designated area in the warehouse. They also clear any items that will exit the warehouse by ensuring that only the items that are on the list will be removed from the warehouse, and checking if these items are safely packed before leaving.
    144,641 Warehouse Worker Jobs

    Warehouse Specialist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a warehouse specialist 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 Specialists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a warehouse specialist, being employed by a company such as Jacobs Engineering Group or Texas Capital Bancshares would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like NRI, and Leidos also report highly competitive salaries for warehouse specialists.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Warehouse Specialist SalaryWarehouse Specialist Salary Range
    1Jacobs Engineering Group
    4.8
    $42,599
    $32k
    $45k
    2Texas Capital Bancshares
    4.4
    $41,314
    $32k
    $45k
    3NRI,
    4.2
    $41,314
    $32k
    $45k
    4Leidos
    4.8
    $40,941
    $32k
    $45k
    5Fluor Corporation
    4.8
    $40,836
    $32k
    $45k
    6EIS
    4.8
    $40,054
    $32k
    $45k

    Recently Added Warehouse Specialist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Warehouse Specialist I
    Milwaukee, WI
    08/06/2021
    $39,653
    08/06/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    Maryland
    08/05/2021
    $33,392
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist-Shipping Seasonal
    Wilmer, TX
    08/05/2021
    $35,479
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    Gainesville, GA
    08/05/2021
    $33,914
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist I
    Taylorville, IL
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist I
    Guilderland, NY
    08/05/2021
    $37,566
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    Moxee, WA
    08/05/2021
    $34,957
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    Hazelwood, MO
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    West Columbia, SC
    08/05/2021
    $27,131
    08/05/2021
    Warehouse Specialist
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/05/2021
    $45,914
    08/05/2021

    Average Warehouse Specialist Salary by Demographic

    Warehouse Specialist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $32,896
    female-income
    Female Income
    $32,220
    Median Warehouse Specialist Income by Race
    Asian warehouse specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american warehouse specialists have the lowest average salary at $32,122.
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$32,348
    White$32,729
    Black or African American$32,122
    Asian$32,901
    Hispanic or Latino$32,689
    Average Warehouse Specialist Salary by Education Level
    Warehouse specialists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $35,669 annually. With a Bachelors degree, warehouse specialists earn a median annual income of $34,559 compared to $33,779 for warehouse specialists with an Associate degree.
    $36,000
    $35,000
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$32,896
    Master's Degree$35,669
    Bachelor's Degree$34,559
    Some College/ Associate Degree$33,779