Shipper/Receiver Salary

Pay for Shippers and Receivers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.18 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of Shippers and Receivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shippers and Receivers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,434 - $53,829
$19K
$30K
$54K
MEDIAN: $30,492
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$9.85 - $17.81
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MEDIAN: $13.18
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$0$53K
Salary $19,434 - $53,829
Bonus $297.99 - $3,624
Profit Sharing $750
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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$20,691 - $40,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.85 - $17.81
Overtime $15.74 - $29.07
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $297.99 - $3,624
Profit Sharing $750
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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$20,691 - $40,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 338

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Shipper/Receiver


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Though it's uncommon, some Shippers and Receivers move into roles as Warehouse Managers, where pay is an average $43K per year. The most common promotion for Shippers and Receivers is Shipping & Receiving Lead, a position that typically pays $31K annually. Another standard transition for Shippers and Receivers seeking advancement is to assume a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role, where pay is often $26K.

Shipper/Receiver Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Shippers and Receivers. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Shippers and Receivers typically earn around $25K, $25K, or $25K, respectively.

Workers at Target Corporation, Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $24K, $25K, and $25K respectively.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Packaging, Inventory Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

Pay by Experience for a Shipper/Receiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipper/Receiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 293 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipper/Receiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Shipper/Receiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 97 salaries. A Shipper/Receiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,453

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

Shippers and Receivers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 65 percent. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), Grand Rapids (+22 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Shippers and Receivers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Shipper/Receiver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Shipper/Receiver?

Shipper/Receiver in Kenosha:
"Receiving so much product in such a small building is hard."
Pros: Paid time off.
Cons: Stress.

Shipper/Receiver in Somersworth:
"Shipping."
Pros: Making sure the we ship the product on time.
Cons: The seniority.

Shipper/Receiver in Oklahoma City:
"Work."
Pros: Having weekends off. Some of the co-workers.
Cons: The opportunity to move up in the company.

Shipper/Receiver in Claymont:
"Should be fulfilling."
Pros: Interaction with vendors and customers.
Cons: Low pay and lack of hours.

Shipper/Receiver in Boston:
Pros:
Cons: Poor management, high turnover rate, no training, no bonuses.

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Key Stats for Shipper/Receiver

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Packaging
▲21%

Inventory Management
▲15%

Customer Service
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Data Entry
▲1%

National Average
$28,000

Inventory Control
▼2%

Forklift Operator
▼7%

forklift
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 28%
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