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Receiving Clerk Salary

Median pay for Receiving Clerks in the United States is around $12.59 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.33 per hour on the lower end to $16.51 on the higher end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Men account for the majority of Receiving Clerks who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Receiving Clerks. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,101 - $41,054
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,799
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$9.33 - $16.51
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,101 - $41,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
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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$19,942 - $37,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.51  
   
Overtime
$12.87 - $24.16  
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 - $1,004  
   
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).
)
$19,942 - $37,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634

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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, progressing to a Receiving Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Receiving Manager can earn $33K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $27K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $18K to a high of $34K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Service, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Receiving Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Receiving Clerks see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%