Average Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States make around $12.33 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. About one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Male Shippers, Receivers, and Packers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,653 - $60,000
$20K
$31K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,520
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$9.39 - $16.98
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,653 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$19,945 - $38,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $16.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.85  
Overtime
$14.29 - $26.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$2.30 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$19,945 - $38,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 358

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Job Description for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Shipper/receiver/packer positions are often found in warehouse environments. This job requires labeling, packing, and shipping packages in accordance with regulations set by local, state, federal, and sometimes international laws. They must be able to properly fill out packing and inventory slips to avoid problems with package delivery. Accuracy is important for this position, because customers often expect goods to arrive in a certain time frame. Shipper/receiver/packers must be able to monitor inventory and communicate with supervisors when inventory runs low, as well as weigh, count, and pack items in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Shipper, Receiver, Packer Tasks

  • Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.
  • Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.

Common Career Paths for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


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Though it's uncommon, some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. It is more probable, however, that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers become Shipping & Receiving Leads or Shipping & Receiving Clerks.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Survey results suggest that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Inventory Control, forklift, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Picking and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Packaging are also skilled in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,825

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Key Stats for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Receiving
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forklift
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Forklift Operator
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National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
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Picking
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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