The average Receiving Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.10 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Receiving Clerks is high. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,225 - $41,484
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$24K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $32,322
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$9.99 - $17.14
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$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,225 - $41,484  
   
Bonus
$148.74 - $3,600  
Profit Sharing
$525  
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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$21,174 - $38,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $17.14  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $26.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$148.74 - $3,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$525  
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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$21,174 - $38,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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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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Receiving Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Warehouse Supervisor. The average Warehouse Supervisor brings home $41K per year. 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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Receiving Clerks include Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Meijer, Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $39K on average.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Survey results imply that Receiving Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in forklift, Receiving, Scheduling, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Purchasing. 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.


For Receiving Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $32K.

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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 12%

Receiving
up arrow 11%

Scheduling
up arrow 11%


Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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National Average
$28,000

Purchasing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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