Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States pull down an average of $12.49 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$15,184 - $69,810
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.52 - $17.27
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MEDIAN: $12.49
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$0$69K
Salary $15,184 - $69,810
Bonus $98.14 - $1,973
Profit Sharing $1,350
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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$20,131 - $39,159
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.52 - $17.27
Hourly Tips $4.85
Overtime $14.50 - $25.75
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $98.14 - $1,973
Profit Sharing $1,350
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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$20,131 - $39,159
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 330

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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 not the most common occurrence, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. However, becoming a Shipping & Receiving Lead or Shipping & Receiving Clerk is a more frequent transition for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers.

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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 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Picking and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Packaging are similarly competent in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Pay by Experience for a Shipper, Receiver, Packer has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipper, Receiver, Packer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipper, Receiver, Packer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Shipper, Receiver, Packer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 70 salaries. A Shipper, Receiver, Packer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,109

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, 9 percent higher than the national average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent) and Torrance (+6 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent.

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Key Stats for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Receiving
▲11%


forklift
▲4%

Forklift Operator
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼8%

Picking
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 33%
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