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Warehouse workers move and receive a variety of goods and merchandise in a warehouse setting.
A typical day in the life of a warehouse worker might include:
- Receiving deliveries, unloading goods, and reconciling merchandise against a bill of lading
- Operating equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks, to move goods throughout a warehouse
- Recording inventory, filling orders, retrieving goods, and preparing documentation.
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A warehouse worker is typically paid an average hourly wage of around $13 per hour. Warehouse workers generally don’t need formal education to do their jobs well. Experience in certain types of warehouses can qualify them for higher paying jobs working with specific types of goods. A Warehouse worker typically earns between $10.25 and $19.00 per hour, other factors such as company size and industry play a role in determining an individual’s pay.
Professionals who develop strong time management skills, attention to detail, and a sense of teamwork may be able to land higher paying jobs in this industry.
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