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Shipper/Receiver Salary

Shippers and Receivers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.43 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.32 per hour and $17.40. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Shippers and Receivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,180 - $43,728
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,908
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$9.32 - $17.40
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,180 - $43,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,340  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $1,980  
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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$19,966 - $39,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $17.40  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $26.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,340  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $1,980  
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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$19,966 - $39,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 858

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Job Description for Shipper/Receiver

Shipper/receivers plan and perform many different receiving duties. These duties include checking, inspecting, helping to unload, verifying, and transporting all incoming materials. It is the job of the shipper/receiver to check all materials to ensure they meet company quality, accuracy, productivity, and customer service objectives. They must receive, check, and sort all materials, placing them in the specified locations. They must verify that the right amounts of the merchandise were received and, if not, that a form was filled out to show the discrepancies.

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Shipper/Receiver Tasks

  • Stage loading and unloading areas with appropriate equipment, materials and space.
  • Prepare, package, document and deliver outgoing materials.
  • Communicate with suppliers, receivers, drivers and staff for smooth shipment.
  • Receive, inspect, inventory, document and store shipments.
  • Oversee data system for storage and tracking of goods and shipments.

Common Career Paths for Shipper/Receiver


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Though not the most common occurrence, Shippers and Receivers sometimes become Warehouse Supervisors, where the average income is $41K per year. However, Shippers and Receivers typically graduate to Shippers, Receivers, and Packers or Shipping & Receiving Supervisors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


With a median salary of $25K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers Shippers and Receivers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $21K and are capped at $29K.

Tractor Supply Company offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $21K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $19K to $35K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Control can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Inventory Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Shippers and Receivers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. For Shippers and Receivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 4%

Receiving
0%

National Average
$27,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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