Shipper/Receiver Salary

Earnings for Shippers and Receivers in the United States come in at around $12.51 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $9.34 per hour on the lower end to $17.48 on the higher end. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. For the most part, Shippers and Receivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,080 - $43,463

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$9.34 - $17.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,080 - $43,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $1,987  
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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$19,955 - $38,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $17.48  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $1,987  
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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$19,955 - $38,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 885
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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 do not often transition into Warehouse Supervisor roles. The role averages $41K per year. A Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role is the most prevalent career advancement for Shippers and Receivers. Paychecks for that role are $26K on average. The Shipping & Receiving Lead position is another common transition for Shippers and Receivers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $30K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $27K.

Employees of Tractor Supply Company can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $21K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $18K to $35K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Receiving, Inventory Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent 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, 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 $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shippers and Receivers make a median salary of $31K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Shipper or Receiver generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $33K.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries


Receiving
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 4%

forklift
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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