Receiving Clerk Salary

Earnings for Receiving Clerks in the United States come in at around $12.66 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.40 per hour to $16.49. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career length and geography. For the most part, Receiving Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Receiving Clerks than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,180 - $40,437
(Median)
$23K
$32K
$40K
MEDIAN: $31,508
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$9.40 - $16.49
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,180 - $40,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,207  
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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$20,077 - $37,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$12.73 - $23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,207  
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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$20,077 - $37,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 685
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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.

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At the upper end, Receiving Clerks who move into a Receiving Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Receiving Managers is a much higher $33K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the most; Receiving Clerks earn $31K on average there.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Survey takers who work as Receiving Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, forklift, Inventory Control, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know 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. For Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $32K.

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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

forklift
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Data Entry
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Inventory Control
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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