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Receiving Clerk Salary

Receiving Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.52 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $9.23 per hour and $16.51. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Male Receiving Clerks are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Most Receiving Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$22,931 - $40,780
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,034
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$9.23 - $16.51
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,931 - $40,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,993  
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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$19,692 - $37,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $16.51  
   
Overtime
$12.47 - $24.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,993  
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).
)
$19,692 - $37,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Receiving Clerk


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Compensation may increase greatly for Receiving Clerks who advance to upper-end positions like Receiving Manager. Median pay for Receiving Managers is $33K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($28K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $18K to $36K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Receiving Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $28K. Receiving Clerks see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $32K.

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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
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Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%