Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

The average Shipper, Receiver, or Packer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.10 per hour. In the world of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, overall income ranges from $20K near the bottom to $38K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and over one-half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers (68 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $50,335

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$9.26 - $16.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,489 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $2,980  
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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$19,938 - $37,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $16.31  
   
Overtime
$13.14 - $24.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $2,980  
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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$19,938 - $37,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 457
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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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While not commonly seen, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who transition into an Operations Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Operations Managers is $59K per year. Moving from a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer to Shipping & Receiving Clerk or Shipping & Receiving Lead is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Receiving. Those familiar with Packaging also tend to know 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers that is 10 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Shipping
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$27,000

Packaging
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Receiving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 28%
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