Receiving Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.21 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Receiving Clerks who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,326 - $42,514
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MEDIAN: $32,275
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$10.05 - $17.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,326 - $42,514  
   
Bonus
$148.22 - $2,823  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$21,304 - $38,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.41  
Overtime
$14.55 - $26.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$148.22 - $2,823  
   
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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$21,304 - $38,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 684

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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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While not commonly seen, Receiving Clerks who transition into a Warehouse Supervisor position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Warehouse Supervisors is $41K per year. Moving from a Receiving Clerk to Shipping & Receiving Clerk or Receiving Manager is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Receiving Clerks include Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Meijer, Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $39K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Scheduling, forklift, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift driver and Purchasing. Most people skilled in Data Entry are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Clerk

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


For many Receiving Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. For Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Receiving Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Receiving Clerk Reviews

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

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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

forklift
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National Average
$28,000

Purchasing
up arrow 6%

forklift driver
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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