What does a Warehouse Worker do?

In companies that manufacture and ship products, a warehouse worker plays an important role in the business's success. A warehouse worker is found in the company's warehouse They are generally in charge of overseeing stock, shipments and packing orders. A warehouse worker sees to it that accurate records are kept of all products packaged. Additionally, they commonly assist with updating and providing accurate records of inventory. A warehouse worker maintains organization in the company warehouse and will retrieve stock from any location with in the warehouse. A warehouse worker works closely with management by creating reports and actively monitoring inventory while keeping precise records or goods stored and stocked.

As warehouse workers are tasked with opening containers and stocking products, attention to detail as well as organizational skills are essential to properly execute the position. A warehouse worker clerk will generally possess a high school diploma or GED certification.

What responsibilities are common for Warehouse Worker jobs?
  • Organize stock and merchandise within the warehouse by properly unboxing and storing goods in their designated location
  • Maintain accurate records of products that have been stocked and provide management with an accurate representation of all goods shipped and received
  • Verify all incoming shipments to be accurate by comparing the invoice to the order and ensure all goods are in excellent condition
  • Monitor and report any missing or lost inventory to management
  • Properly pack items to be shipped according to company standards to ensure they arrive in excellent condition
  • Organize and sort items on shelving, bins and overhangs according to company standards
  • Accurately maintain company database including all stock and warehouse items
  • Reliably retrieve items from within the warehouse to be processed and shipped
What are the typical qualifications for Warehouse Worker jobs?
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, as many warehouse items are cumbersome and heavy
  • Ability to maintain a high level of physicality for prolonged periods and working primarily standing
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills are essential, as working as a team is vital to maintaining and organized warehouse
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Excel and other company spreadsheet programs
  • Experience using a forklift and professional forklift certification is strongly preferred
  • Typing and record keeping skills necessary to provide accurate information for managers and supervisors regarding warehouse inventory
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and prioritize daily tasks according to their importance
  • Customer service mentality is beneficial to ensure a positive customer experience by shipping items to a high standard
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Warehouse Worker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$1,850 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$1K
Median: $2K
$3K
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Warehouse Worker Career Path

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Warehouse Worker
$23,400/yr
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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
11%
5 - 7
0%
8+
66%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Warehouse Worker Insights

Read what Warehouse Worker professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AmazonAmazon
Warehouse Worker
18 Sept 2021

“People are amazing to work with and I love the work that I have to do”

Stamina Products
Warehouse Worker
7 Sept 2021

“Really good people to work around everyone is super nice and all about getting the job done”

AmazonAmazon
Warehouse Associate
17 Sept 2022

“I liked that it was weekly pay and hours are great if you're looking for a second job.”

AmazonAmazon
Warehouse Worker
22 Apr 2021

“Good pay and shedules nothing really else because the job is boring and not worth your time”

AmazonAmazon
Warehouse Associate
11 Apr 2022

“Free healthcare when you get your blue badge (I was seasonal and quit before getting my blue badge).”

B&M RetailB&M Retail
Warehouse Operative
25 Aug 2021

“The Shift patterns are good and there are many opportunities to progress eg; vacancy board .”

MarshallsMarshalls
Warehouse
9 Jul 2021

“Pay is absolutely horrible and they expect way too much for what they pay..”

Denver BeerDenver Beer
Warehouse Worker
24 Feb 2022

“Everyone i worked with was amazing and made working in a warehouse all day bearable.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of warehouse workers

The typical day of a warehouse worker includes packaging and shipping products in a timely and efficient way. They may also work in stocking and tracking inventory of warehouse products to ensure accurate fulfillment. Warehouse workers must also follow both company and government safety protocols.

As online retail becomes more popular, warehouse workers are more and more in demand. The work environment can be fast-paced and versatile, making it a good option for those who prefer this type of workplace. There's often room for career advancement into warehouse management roles.

Warehouse workers have the opportunity to earn a reliable salary with employee benefits. The average salary for a warehouse worker is $1,850 per year in the United States. Professionals with more industry experience can earn up to $2,500 per year.

Working as a warehouse worker can be physically demanding, with much of the workday spent on your feet, loading and unloading heavy items. One challenge of the job is that certain times of the year can also be more demanding and may require long hours and working weekends.

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