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Receiving Clerk Salary

Average Receiving Clerks in the United States make around $12.60 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.37 per hour on the low end to $16.52 on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Receiving Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Male Receiving Clerks are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,180 - $40,986
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,921
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$9.37 - $16.52
(Median)
$9
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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
$23,180 - $40,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,013  
Profit Sharing
$28.50 - $1,500  
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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$19,996 - $37,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $16.52  
   
Overtime
$12.61 - $24.29  
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 - $1,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$28.50 - $1,500  
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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$19,996 - $37,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 643

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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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As Receiving Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Receiving Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Receiving Managers earn $33K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Although Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $27K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $18K or as much as $34K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $26K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $32K on average.

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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
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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