Earnings for Shippers and Receivers in the United States come in at around $12.85 per hour on average. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Most Shippers and Receivers survey respondents are men (74 percent). The majority of Shippers and Receivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$18,937 - $47,845|
|Bonus||$151.01 - $2,517|
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|$20,177 - $39,601|
|Hourly Rate||$9.64 - $17.87|
|Overtime||$15.01 - $27.57|
|Bonus||$151.01 - $2,517|
|Total Pay (||$20,177 - $39,601|
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.Read More...
Shipper/receivers are required to check any merchandise returned by customers to ensure all pieces are included and that it is the right product. Shipper/receivers may also be required to unload shipments, making sure that the packing slips match the product and then "scanning them in" to certain locations. They are also responsible for any damaged merchandise and filling out any relevant paperwork.
Shipper/receivers have large amounts of paperwork that they must separate and file on a daily basis. They must also be familiar with operations management. They may be required to use fork lifts, hand jacks, cranes, knives, and twine to unload, secure, or open merchandise. Shipper/receivers must work cleanly and safely, since they deal with large amounts of merchandise at one time. Shipper/receivers may be required to work days, nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Most jobs are full-time and hourly; however, some may be part-time.
Many companies require a high school diploma and a driver’s license for shipper/receivers. However, some companies prefer a college degree or operations experience.
- Locate items in a warehouse and prepare them for shipping, and complete invoices, bills, and documentation.
- Oversee loading and unloading of trucks, store, and organize products in the warehouse.
- Communicate with clients, shipping companies, customer service, and vendors to monitor the status of shipped products.
- Determine the best methods for packing each item to prevent damage and minimize costs.
Common Career Paths for Shipper/Receiver
While Shippers and Receivers do not often become Warehouse Managers, the job pays $43K per year on average. More often than not, a Shipping & Receiving Lead role is the next step for Shippers and Receivers moving up in the field. Shipping & Receiving Leads usually make $31K per year. Many other Shippers and Receivers choose to take on a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role, where salaries are typically $26K.
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 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 $25K lead the pack in compensation. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($25K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($25K), and Lowe's Companies, Inc ($25K).
Target Corporation, Tractor Supply Company and Lowe's Companies, Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $24K, $25K, and $25K.
Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver
Survey results suggest that Shippers and Receivers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Packaging, Inventory Management, and Receiving are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 18 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Receiving.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. 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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