Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

An average Shipper, Receiver, or Packer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.40 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Shippers, Receivers, and Packers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Shippers, Receivers, and Packers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,392 - $61,825
$19K
$30K
$62K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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50%
90%

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$9.48 - $17.18
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,392 - $61,825  
   
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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$20,008 - $39,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $17.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.85  
Overtime
$14.52 - $26.27  
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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$20,008 - $39,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 345

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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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There are some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $59K annually. 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


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers report using a wide range 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 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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

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: $26,907

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

Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent) and Torrance (+7 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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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
▲4%

Forklift Operator
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼7%

Picking
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%
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