Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary
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.Read More...
In terms of receiving, shipper/receiver/packers be able to check deliveries against orders to ensure all goods are present and accounted for. They unpack shipments and ensure they are stored in their proper places, as well as report defective or damaged goods. Additionally, shipper/receiver/packers must maintain a clean working area. Work schedules for this career field vary. Weekends and nights may be required, and schedules may be staggered to meet the productions needs of the company. This position frequently pays an hourly wage based on experience.
Shipper/receiver/packer positions typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals in this position must have strong math and analytical skills, the ability to meet the employer's production goals, and (often) the ability to lift boxes up to 50 pounds. Computer skills are often required for inventory management.
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
Though it's uncommon, some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. It is more probable, however, that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers become Shipping & Receiving Leads or Shipping & Receiving Clerks.
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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 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Picking and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Packaging are 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.
Shippers, Receivers, and Packers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.
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