Receiving Worker Salary
Receiving Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.33 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. There are far more male Receiving Workers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Most Receiving Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. While roughly two in five report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Receiving Worker
Receiving workers typically work in a warehouse environment and are responsible for receiving and organizing shipments of items. This work can be physically demanding, as heavy items must be moved from one location to another, and standing, walking, kneeling, and reaching are often necessary.Read More...
Many jobs require receiving workers to pass physical endurance tests prior to being hired, and some positions require the ability to operate a forklift and relevant certification. Paperwork is often involved in this work and must be completed in a clear and concise manner, and some jobs require basic computer skills to create periodic reports. Inventory duties may be necessary either manually or using computer programs to ensure that all items are accounted for, and research may be necessary to identify problems with inventory and any corrective action. Analytical and problem-solving skills are highly beneficial in this position, and the ability to work both independently and on teams to coordinate tasks is also important. A high school diploma or equivalent may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers also require relevant prior experience while others provide on-the-job training.
Receiving Worker Tasks
- Post weights and charges for each order, and ensure accuracy according.
- Assemble and build shipping boxes or crates.
- Coordinate, prepare, and manage shipping records.
Receiving Worker Job Listings
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Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Worker
The biggest paychecks can be found at The Home Depot Inc. — the median salary there is $21K.
Receiving Workers will find the worst pay at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $17K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $25K, leaving little room for growth.
Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $22K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Receiving Workers make a median salary of $32K. Receiving Workers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.