Updated August 18, 2021
Average Warehouse Worker Salary
$13.51 hourly
$28,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$28,000
Median
$33,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$33,000
$2,750
$16
75th Percentile
$30,000
$2,500
$14
Average
$28,110
$2,343
$14
25th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
10th Percentile
$23,000
$1,917
$11

Average Warehouse Worker Salary By State

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Warehouse Worker average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$22,464
$10.80
Alaska
$31,124
$14.96
Arizona
$28,263
$13.59
Arkansas
$25,060
$12.05
California
$30,749
$14.78
Colorado
$30,656
$14.74
Connecticut
$28,672
$13.78
Delaware
$28,323
$13.62
District of Columbia
$28,352
$13.63
Florida
$23,026
$11.07
Georgia
$24,241
$11.65
Hawaii
$24,643
$11.85
Idaho
$27,028
$12.99
Illinois
$29,393
$14.13
Indiana
$27,860
$13.39
Iowa
$28,929
$13.91
Kansas
$28,259
$13.59
Kentucky
$27,031
$13.00
Louisiana
$20,922
$10.06
Maine
$27,001
$12.98
Maryland
$27,793
$13.36
Massachusetts
$29,615
$14.24
Michigan
$27,875
$13.40
Minnesota
$32,103
$15.43
Mississippi
$24,603
$11.83
Missouri
$27,607
$13.27
Montana
$28,904
$13.90
Nebraska
$28,873
$13.88
Nevada
$29,787
$14.32
New Hampshire
$28,143
$13.53
New Jersey
$28,400
$13.65
New Mexico
$25,748
$12.38
New York
$28,155
$13.54
North Carolina
$24,203
$11.64
North Dakota
$29,853
$14.35
Ohio
$27,867
$13.40
Oklahoma
$25,231
$12.13
Oregon
$31,785
$15.28
Pennsylvania
$27,520
$13.23
Rhode Island
$28,853
$13.87
South Carolina
$23,534
$11.31
South Dakota
$28,225
$13.57
Tennessee
$25,850
$12.43
Texas
$25,398
$12.21
Utah
$30,350
$14.59
Vermont
$28,560
$13.73
Virginia
$25,926
$12.46
Washington
$34,003
$16.35
West Virginia
$27,734
$13.33
Wisconsin
$28,765
$13.83
Wyoming
$31,290
$15.04

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Highest Paying Cities For Warehouse Worker

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Kent, WA
$34,030
$16.36
Minneapolis, MN
$32,096
$15.43
Portland, OR
$31,774
$15.28
San Jose, CA
$31,274
$15.04
Denver, CO
$30,726
$14.77
Salt Lake City, UT
$30,378
$14.60

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How much does a Warehouse Worker make?

  • The average warehouse worker makes $28,110 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a warehouse worker is $13.51.
  • The average entry-level warehouse worker salary is $23,000.
  • Highest paying states for warehouse worker are Washington ($34,003), Minnesota ($32,103), Oregon ($34,003) and Wyoming ($34,003).
  • Highest paying cities for warehouse worker are Kent, WA ($34,030), Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, San Jose, CA and Denver, CO.
  • Warehouse workers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $33,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $30,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $25,000
  • Industries with the highest warehouse worker salaries are transportation, manufacturing and retail.

Average Warehouse Worker Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $28,100
    $13.51
    +4.8%
    2020
    $26,800
    $12.87
    +2.6%
    2019
    $26,100
    $12.54
    +2.6%
    2018
    $25,400
    $12.21
    +1.6%
    2017
    $25,000
    $12.02
    +1.6%

    How Much Do Warehouse Workers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a warehouse worker can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for warehouse workers tend to be found in transportation, manufacturing, and retail companies. In fact, warehouse workers can make a yearly salary of $31,889 while working for transportation companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Warehouse Worker SalaryWarehouse Worker Salary Range
    1Transportation
    $31,889
    $24k
    $35k
    2Manufacturing
    $31,121
    $24k
    $35k
    3Retail
    $30,572
    $24k
    $35k
    4Technology
    $28,409
    $24k
    $35k
    5Internet
    $27,317
    $24k
    $35k
    6Professional
    $26,868
    $24k
    $35k

    High Paying Warehouse Worker 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.
    159,657 Material Handler/Warehouse 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.
    190,718 Warehouse Machine Operator 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.
    235,172 Warehouse Technician Jobs
    Warehouse Attendant

    Avg. salary: $28,950

    A warehouse attendant's role is to prepare and process products for shipments and deliveries, ensuring quality and accuracy. Typically, their responsibilities include receiving and locating orders, packing and labeling merchandise, loading and unloading delivery vehicles, inspecting the quality of products, monitoring the inventory, and maintaining records of all transactions. Furthermore, as a warehouse attendant, it is essential to maintain the cleanliness of work areas, all while keeping an active communication line with other warehouse staff for an efficient workflow.
    206,699 Warehouse Attendant Jobs
    Warehouse Receiving

    Avg. salary: $29,522

    The duties of a warehouse receiving worker include interacting with delivery couriers, such as DHL and FedEx/UPS, while generally simplifying the customer service delivery process. They are expected to closely inspect all goods and products for damages, verify the quantities of products ordered, and enter these into inventory using RF or WMS system. The responsibility of determining the designated method of shipment of products may also fall to them.
    163,301 Warehouse Receiving Jobs
    Warehouse Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $30,925

    A warehouse coordinator is responsible for monitoring the supply and distribution operations of a warehouse, loading and unloading merchandise from the delivery trucks, and storing items appropriately on the facility. Warehouse coordinators assist in packing and labeling items, pulling out products from delivery, and ensuring the correct quantity and quality of the items before release. They also inspect the efficiency and performance of warehouse tools and equipment, especially on schedule for regular maintenance, and call for repairs as needed.
    160,064 Warehouse Coordinator Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Material Handler/Warehouse
    $29,256
    $2,438
    $14.07
    159,657
    Warehouse Machine Operator
    $28,184
    $2,349
    $13.55
    190,718
    Warehouse Technician
    $31,411
    $2,618
    $15.10
    235,172
    Warehouse Attendant
    $28,951
    $2,413
    $13.92
    206,699
    Warehouse Receiving
    $29,522
    $2,460
    $14.19
    163,301
    Warehouse Coordinator
    $30,925
    $2,577
    $14.87
    160,064
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    Warehouse Worker Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a warehouse worker 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 Workers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Professional Plumbing and Americold as they offer the highest salaries for warehouse workers.
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    Recently Added Warehouse Worker Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Amazon Workforce Staffing
    Warehouse Worker-Immediate
    Warehouse Worker-Immediate
    San Diego, CA
    08/31/2021
    $33,914
    08/31/2021
    Fedex Ground
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Houston, TX
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Adecco
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Shepherdsville, KY
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
    08/31/2021
    Adecco
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Kenosha, WI
    08/31/2021
    $26,088
    08/31/2021
    Fedex Ground
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Minneapolis, MN
    08/31/2021
    $53,219
    08/31/2021
    The Home Depot
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Brookneal, VA
    08/31/2021
    $40,697
    08/31/2021
    Americold
    LTO Warehouse Worker
    LTO Warehouse Worker
    Brighton, CO
    08/31/2021
    $40,488
    08/31/2021
    Adecco
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Fontana, CA
    08/31/2021
    $39,653
    08/31/2021
    McKesson
    Jr0047791-Warehouse Worker-Night Shift
    Jr0047791-Warehouse Worker-Night Shift
    Chicago, IL
    08/31/2021
    $39,256
    08/31/2021
    Adecco
    Warehouse Worker
    Warehouse Worker
    Portland, OR
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021

    Average Warehouse Worker Salary by Demographic

    Warehouse Worker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $28,725
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,332
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$28,725
    Female$28,332
    Median Warehouse Worker Income by Race
    Asian warehouse workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american warehouse workers have the lowest average salary at $28,275.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$28,628
    Black or African American$28,275
    Asian$28,728
    Hispanic or Latino$28,605
    Average Warehouse Worker Salary by Education Level
    Warehouse workers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $30,308 annually. With a Bachelors degree, warehouse workers earn a median annual income of $29,679 compared to $29,234 for warehouse workers with an Associate degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$28,725
    Master's Degree$30,308
    Bachelor's Degree$29,679
    Some College/ Associate Degree$29,234