Shipper/Receiver Salary

Average Shippers and Receivers in the United States make around $12.52 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.34 per hour and $17.51. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most Shippers and Receivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,442 - $45,302
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,340
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50%
90%

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$9.34 - $17.51
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,442 - $45,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,438  
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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$20,003 - $39,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $17.51  
   
Overtime
$13.39 - $26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,438  
   
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).
)
$20,003 - $39,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 887
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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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Though some Shippers and Receivers move into positions like Warehouse Supervisor (where the average salary is $41K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Shipper or Receiver to Shipper, Receiver, or Packer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers is $26K. Many others choose to work as Shipping & Receiving Leads, where pay is typically $30K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver


Lowe's Companies, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $27K.

Tractor Supply Company seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $21K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $18K and $35K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Survey results show that Shippers and Receivers use a fair number of skills. 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. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Shippers and Receivers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $34K.

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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
$28,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries


Receiving
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

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 192 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
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: 28%
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