Shipper/Receiver Salary

An average Shipper or Receiver in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.50 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.29 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.52 on the higher side. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the specific company. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took 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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At the upper end, Shippers and Receivers who move into a Warehouse Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Warehouse Managers is a much higher $42K per year. A Shipper, Receiver, or Packer or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is a typical transition from a Shipper or Receiver role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Home Depot Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Shippers and Receivers. Shippers and Receivers flock to Whole Foods Market, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $26K lead the pack in compensation. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $26K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $25K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Shippers and Receivers annually earn $25K.

Offering only $21K on average, Tractor Supply Company seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $18K on the lower end and $34K on the higher end. The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $24K, $24K, and $25K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Receiving, Inventory Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shippers and Receivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $29K. Shippers and Receivers see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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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