Receiving Clerk Salary

Pay for Receiving Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.28 per hour. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Men working as Receiving Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,884 - $50,684
$24K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,390
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$10.10 - $17.41
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MEDIAN: $13.28
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$0$50K
Salary $23,884 - $50,684
Bonus $148.30 - $3,300
Profit Sharing $800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,370 - $38,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.10 - $17.41
Hourly Tips $2.95
Overtime $14.83 - $26.51
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $148.30 - $3,300
Profit Sharing $800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,370 - $38,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 689

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Job Description for Receiving Clerk

A receiving clerk is a position in a warehouse or another facility that receives a large number of shipments on a regular basis. The receiving clerk's main duties often include unloading shipments, as well as verifying that their contents are correct and that no items are damaged. They are also usually tasked with sorting the shipment and placing it in the correct storage space. One of the primary aspects of the receiving clerk's job is to keep accurate records of shipments, and they often have to contact the shipper directly if any discrepancies are found or if the shipment was damaged in any way. It is not uncommon for the clerk to also prepare outgoing shipments and to load them onto a shipping truck. The shifts for receiving clerks vary, and the clerk may either work a day or night shift.

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Receiving Clerk Tasks

  • Manage levels of supplies.
  • Research prices and supplies of non-mandated items.
  • Work with approved vendors to purchase and deliver needed materials.
  • Establish par levels of supplies need by company.

Common Career Paths for Receiving Clerk


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Receiving Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Warehouse Supervisor. The latter position pays an average of $41K annually. A Receiving Clerk often moves on to become a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Receiving Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc., and Meijer, Inc. are all popular places to work. Employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $37K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $23K to $43K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Survey results imply that Receiving Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Scheduling, forklift, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift driver and Purchasing. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Receiving Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Receiving Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receiving Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Receiving Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 173 salaries. A Receiving Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,495

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Receiving Clerks that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Receiving Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+16 percent), Salt Lake City (+16 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Ontario (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Receiving Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receiving Clerk?

Receiving Clerk in Ontario:
"Friendly people."
Pros: Flexible hours and co workers are friendly.
Cons: Low pay!

Receiving Clerk in Springbok:
"AWESOME."
Pros: The people you learn and new friends you made. The daily challenges.
Cons: That guy you dont want to see everyday, always in a hurry.

Receiving Clerk in Springdale:
"Enjoyable Time Spent."
Pros: I like completing a job when I start it. In receiving, I am the "welcome wagon", the start of the process. My accuracy helps my co-workers complete their assigned duties. Once I finish my process, I can help my co-workers complete their tasks, as well.
Cons: Not having a receiving time scheduled for deliveries makes it difficult when deliveries come at all hours which interrupts my receiving prior product, or causes a rush to check in the product possibly leading to mistakes.

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Key Stats for Receiving Clerk

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Receiving
▲10%

Scheduling
▲10%

forklift
▲8%


▲2%



National Average
$28,000

Purchasing
▼7%

forklift driver
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 28%
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