Warehouse Associate

Average Warehouse Associate Salary Nationwide


Overview and Basic Information


Across the country, warehouse associates work hard to ensure that goods and supplies are organized so companies and customers have access to what they need when they need it. Large companies such as Amazon, Target and Walmart, along with small businesses, employ warehouse associates to keep their operations running smoothly.

Example warehouse associate job description

Our company is looking for a dedicated and hard-working individual to fill the open warehouse associate role. The warehouse associate is responsible for a variety of tasks throughout the warehouse. The ideal person for this role will be an organized individual who is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to maintain an organized system and get the job done. If you are a person who thrives on order and enjoys a challenge, we want you to apply!

Typical duties include:

  • Record incoming and outgoing shipments

  • Provide inventory control

  • Handle and categorize packages and merchandise

  • Label and ship orders 

  • Lift heavy boxes up to 60 lbs.

  • Operate machinery such as a forklift, hand truck and bailer

  • Perform data entry and report on warehouse performance


  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

  • Ability to work up to 8+ hours per day on your feet

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to operate warehouse equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Organizational skills

  • Written communication skills

  • Must be a team player

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Time management skills

  • Basic computer knowledge

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous warehouse experience

Common questions about warehouse associate jobs

How much does a warehouse associate make?

Warehouse associates are employed as both full-time and part-time employees and earn an average of $13.11/hour.

What are the education requirements?

Warehouse associates must have a high school diploma or GED.

Career paths for warehouse associates

Large corporations, trucking companies and small businesses all employ warehouse associates. Many warehouse workers are promoted to shift supervisors or warehouse managers. 

The future of warehouse associates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for warehouse associates are expected to grow up to 4% over the next ten years, which is as fast as the average job.

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