Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Median pay for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.35 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. The majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,574 - $60,402
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.41 - $17.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,574 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $1,957  
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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$19,904 - $38,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $17.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.85  
Overtime
$14.49 - $26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$2.21 - $1,957  
   
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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$19,904 - $38,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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 some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers move into positions like Operations Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. However, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers typically graduate to Shipping & Receiving Leads or Shipping & Receiving Clerks.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 pay less than market rate include Picking and Customer Service. Those proficient in Packaging are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $28K. On average, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,848

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

For those looking to make money, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+10 percent) and Torrance (+7 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average.

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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 48 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

▲29%

▲18%

▲5%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Receiving
▲12%


forklift
▲5%

Forklift Operator
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼7%

Picking
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 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: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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