Receiving Clerk Salary

Receiving Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.67 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.44 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.48 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but career length and location are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Receiving Clerks who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,806 - $40,437

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.44 - $16.48

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,806 - $40,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,207  
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).
)
$20,152 - $37,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $16.48  
   
Overtime
$12.70 - $23.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,207  
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).
)
$20,152 - $37,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 688
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Receiving Clerks who go on to become Receiving Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Receiving Managers is $33K annually.

Receiving Clerk Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


The biggest paychecks can be found at Lowe's Companies, Inc — the median salary there is $31K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, forklift, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Clerk

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


For Receiving Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $26K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $28K on average. For Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $32K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

forklift
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
ADVERTISEMENT