Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Average Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States make around $12.15 per hour. In the world of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, total cash compensation can vary between $20K and $39K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $3K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,511 - $49,316
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,374
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$9.27 - $16.69
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,511 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $2,936  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$19,895 - $38,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$13.25 - $25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $2,936  
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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$19,895 - $38,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 520
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


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There are some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $59K annually. However, it's more common for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers to move into roles as Shipping & Receiving Clerks or Shipping & Receiving Leads.

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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 forklift, Inventory Control, Shipping, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Picking and Receiving. Most people skilled in Packaging are similarly competent 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. On average, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,059

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

Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+6 percent).

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

forklift
up arrow 19%

Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Packaging
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Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Picking
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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