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Become A Warehouse Worker

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Working As A Warehouse Worker

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $25,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Worker Do

A Warehouse Worker participates in the warehouse operations and activities of a company. They prepare orders through processing requests and supply orders, packing boxes, and placing orders in the delivery area.

How To Become A Warehouse Worker

Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.


There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.


Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.

Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.

Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.

Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.

Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.

Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Real Warehouse Worker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Warehouse Worker United Pulse Trading Inc. Minot, ND Oct 01, 2015 $37,253
Warehouse Worker United Pulse Trading Inc. ND Aug 01, 2014 $34,436
Warehouse Worker Bob Gosman Co Inc. Montauk, NY Apr 01, 2015 $27,653
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co., Inc. MA May 01, 2015 $27,089
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co, Inc. MA May 15, 2013 $26,755
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co., Inc. MA May 01, 2014 $25,754
Warehouse Worker Delma Tabacco, Co. Inc. New York, NY Apr 06, 2010 $22,581 -
Vegetable Warehouse Worker Barwick Packing LLC Barwick, GA Oct 15, 2016 $22,101
Warehouse Worker Jinny Beauty Supply Co., Inc. Doraville, GA Aug 12, 2016 $21,914
Warehouse Worker D&R Supply LA Apr 17, 2013 $18,908

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Worker


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Top Warehouse Worker Skills

  1. Electric Pallet Jack
  2. Hand Truck
  3. Delivery Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Pulled orders using an electric pallet jack and did weekly inventory.
  • Operated pallet jacks, fork lifts, hand trucks, worked in pallet racks, & roller shelving.
  • Unload delivery trucks and count merchandise to assure full orders are met.
  • Created and maintained safe working environment by maintaining work area and upholding safety regulations.
  • Warehouse and distribution, inventory management, forklift operation.

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