Receiving Clerk Salary

Receiving Clerks in the United States take home an average $12.73 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.58 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.57. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Receiving Clerks (63 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,351 - $40,873
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$41K
MEDIAN: $32,588
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$9.58 - $16.57
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$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,351 - $40,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $2,013  
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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$20,425 - $37,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $16.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$13.20 - $24.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $2,013  
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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$20,425 - $37,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 792
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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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For Receiving Clerks who go on to become Receiving Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Receiving Manager earns $33K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks flock to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Meijer, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Companies, Inc, and The Home Depot Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although the highest salaries can be found at Lowe's Companies, Inc where median pay is $30K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $22K and $33K.

Bringing up the rear, Meijer, Inc.'s median pay of $20K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $41K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in forklift, Customer Service, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Receiving. The majority of those who know Data Entry also know 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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Receiving Clerks make a median salary of $31K. Receiving Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $32K.

Receiving Clerk Reviews

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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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

forklift
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$28,000

Receiving
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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