Shipper/Receiver Salary

Median pay for Shippers and Receivers in the United States is around $12.92 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the particular employer are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shippers and Receivers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Shippers and Receivers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,804 - $48,205
$19K
$32K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,500
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$9.71 - $17.88
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MEDIAN: $12.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,804 - $48,205  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $2,543  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,302 - $39,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$150.00 - $2,543  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,302 - $39,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 443

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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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While not commonly seen, Shippers and Receivers who transition into a Warehouse Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Warehouse Managers is $43K per year. With an annual salary of $31K, Shipping & Receiving Lead is the most common role for Shippers and Receivers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role — which usually pays $26K — is also typical for Shippers and Receivers, though less common by comparison.

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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 top-notch employers for Shippers and Receivers in this area. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where earnings of $25K, $25K, or $25K are standard for Shippers and Receivers.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Target Corporation ($24K), Lowe's Companies, Inc ($25K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($25K).

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers report using a diverse set of skills 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include forklift and Forklift Operator. Most people who know Inventory Control also know Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Shippers and Receivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $32K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,833

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

For Shippers and Receivers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 68 percent greater than the national average. Shippers and Receivers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Grand Rapids (+25 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Oklahoma City Shippers and Receivers have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Phoenix (18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Shipper/Receiver

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Packaging
▲23%

Inventory Management
▲17%

Customer Service
▲5%

▲4%

▲4%

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 64 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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