Shipper/Receiver Salary

Shippers and Receivers in the United States take home approximately $12.50 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.29 per hour on the low end to $17.52 on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the individual firm. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. For the most part, Shippers and Receivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Shippers and Receivers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,237 - $45,302
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,162
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$9.29 - $17.52
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,237 - $45,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,419  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $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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$19,743 - $39,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $17.52  
   
Overtime
$13.43 - $26.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,419  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $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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$19,743 - $39,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 934
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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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Shippers and Receivers who transition into a Warehouse Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $42K per year. Becoming a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is often the next step for a Shipper or Receiver.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Known for taking on a considerable number of Shippers and Receivers, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Those at Whole Foods Market, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $26K. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lowe's Companies, Inc ($26K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($25K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($25K).

For Shippers and Receivers, below-average salaries can be found at Tractor Supply Company; in fact, average earnings are around $21K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($18K versus $34K) is great. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at The Home Depot Inc. ($24K), Target Corporation ($24K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($25K).

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Survey results imply that Shippers and Receivers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Receiving, Inventory Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift and Forklift Operator. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well versed in Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

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


For many Shippers and Receivers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. Shippers and Receivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Shippers and Receivers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $33K.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries


Inventory Control
0%

Receiving
0%

National Average
$27,000

Forklift Operator
up arrow 3%

forklift
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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