Receiving Clerk Salary

The average Receiving Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.24 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,339 - $46,309
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MEDIAN: $32,436
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$10.09 - $17.32
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MEDIAN: $13.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,339 - $46,309  
   
Bonus
$147.95 - $3,490  
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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$21,407 - $38,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $17.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.41  
Overtime
$14.53 - $26.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$147.95 - $3,490  
   
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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$21,407 - $38,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 647
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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 who go on to become Warehouse Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Warehouse Supervisors is $41K annually. A Receiving Clerk may also move into a role as a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Receiving Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Dominating the field, Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc., and Meijer, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Receiving Clerks. Although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc boasts the highest average salary in town at $37K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $23K or as much as $43K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Survey results suggest that Receiving Clerks put a wide range of professional skills 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift driver and Purchasing. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Receiving Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,511

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

For Receiving Clerks, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Receiving Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+16 percent), Salt Lake City (+16 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (8 percent lower) and Ontario (3 percent lower).

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
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Receiving
▲10%

Scheduling
▲10%

forklift
▲8%


▲2%



National Average
$29,000

Purchasing
▼7%

forklift driver
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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