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Shipper/Receiver Salary

Shippers and Receivers in the United States can expect wages of $12.45 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.34 per hour and $17.40. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shippers and Receivers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Shippers and Receivers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,180 - $42,649
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,908
10%
50%
90%

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$9.34 - $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 - $42,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,243  
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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$19,979 - $39,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $17.40  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $26.42  
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 - $1,243  
   
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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$19,979 - $39,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 850

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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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It's not very common for Shippers and Receivers to move on to become Warehouse Supervisors. Average pay for a Warehouse Supervisor is $41K annually. Becoming a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer is, more often than not, the most common role that Shippers and Receivers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer is $26K. Another frequent advance is for Shippers and Receivers to assume a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor role; in this role, workers often take home $37K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where median pay comes to $25K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $21K, and the higher end is not far away at $29K.

Tractor Supply Company offers the least money; the median income there is just $21K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $19K and $35K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Control can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Shippers and Receivers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Shippers and Receivers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 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
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%