Shipper/Receiver Salary

Shippers and Receivers in the United States can expect wages of $12.91 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. 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. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$18,937 - $45,578
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MEDIAN: $30,723
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$9.73 - $17.89
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MEDIAN: $12.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,937 - $45,578  
   
Bonus
$148.65 - $2,576  
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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$20,378 - $39,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.89  
   
Overtime
$15.34 - $28.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$148.65 - $2,576  
   
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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$20,378 - $39,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422

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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 some Shippers and Receivers move into positions like Warehouse Manager (where the average salary is $43K), this progression is not the norm. 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.

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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 all popular places to work. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, top-paying firms where Shippers and Receivers rake in a solid $25K, $25K, or $25K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Target Corporation at $24K, Lowe's Companies, Inc at $25K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where $25K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Packaging, Inventory Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 17 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. Most people who know Inventory Control also know 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: $27,880

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

With a pay rate for Shippers and Receivers that is 68 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Grand Rapids (+25 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Shippers and Receivers earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. San Antonio and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

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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 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Packaging
▲23%

Inventory Management
▲17%

Customer Service
▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

Data Entry
▲3%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Forklift Operator
▼5%

forklift
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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