Not surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges facing ex-offenders that work in warehouses is their small paycheck. The average temp floor worker of most warehouses earns about $9.00 per hour worked (direct hires average %12.48), which hovers at or near the minimum wage in most states and cities. Because of this, is it any surprise that most of these workers have to make do with shabby housing, transportation, and food? Making ends meet gets even harder considering that many ex-cons have health issues, leftover fines, and one or more dependents in their household. Because of this, an estimated 37% of all warehouse workers need to work a second job to provide a decent lifestyle for their families, regardless of whether or not they are ex-offenders, meaning that those who are have it even more difficult, as finding one job is hard enough, let alone finding a second that allows more flexible hours.