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Become A Warehouse Team Member

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Working As A Warehouse Team Member

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $29,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Team Member Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Warehouse Team Member

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Shipper 3.0 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.6 years
Warehouse Employee 1.9 years
Warehouse Picker 1.3 years
Top Careers Before Warehouse Team Member
Cashier 13.8%
Cook 2.9%
Internship 2.9%
Server 2.7%
Waitress 2.6%
Top Careers After Warehouse Team Member
Cashier 9.3%
Driver 3.9%
Internship 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
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$23,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kroger
Highest Paying City
Salem, OR
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a Warehouse Team Member make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Warehouse Team Member in the United States is $29,232 per year or $14 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $36,000.

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Team Member

  1. Production Areas
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks.
  • Maintain and front stock on shelves Perform customer carryouts as needed Early Morning/Late Evening stock counts New merchandise displays
  • Worked in the shipping and receiving department, unloading product with pallet jack using RF scanner to process product.
  • Keep good housekeeping & safety procedures, keep equipment, tools and work area clean and orderly.
  • Unload stock from delivery trucks using a hand truck, manual/electric jack, forklifts or other related equipment.

Warehouse Team Member Demographics

Gender

Male

70.1%

Female

18.8%

Unknown

11.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

76.7%

French

9.3%

Portuguese

2.3%

Bulgarian

2.3%

Hmong

2.3%

Cantonese

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Polish

2.3%
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Warehouse Team Member Education

Schools

Rock Valley College

8.2%

The Academy

8.2%

University of Phoenix

7.3%

Chippewa Valley Technical College

5.5%

Georgia Southern University

5.5%

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

4.5%

Lansing Community College

4.5%

University of Cincinnati

4.5%

Georgia State University

4.5%

Houston Community College

4.5%

College of DuPage

4.5%

Linn-Benton Community College

4.5%

Hawkeye Community College

4.5%

California State University - San Bernardino

4.5%

Central State University

4.5%

Sinclair Community College

4.5%

Towson University

4.5%

Michigan State University

3.6%

Southwestern College

3.6%

Community College of the Air Force

3.6%
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Majors

Business

30.0%

Criminal Justice

8.4%

General Studies

8.1%

Psychology

5.5%

Computer Science

4.0%

Automotive Technology

4.0%

Medical Assisting Services

3.8%

Accounting

3.7%

Communication

3.5%

Information Technology

3.3%

Education

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

Kinesiology

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Engineering

2.7%

Supply Chain Management

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Management

2.2%

History

2.2%

Biology

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

39.5%

Bachelors

30.6%

Associate

16.6%

Certificate

6.5%

Masters

3.0%

Diploma

2.7%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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