Shipper/Receiver Salary

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.

$18,937 - $47,845
$19K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,531
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90%

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$9.64 - $17.87
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,937 - $47,845  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $2,517  
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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$20,177 - $39,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $17.87  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$151.01 - $2,517  
   
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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$20,177 - $39,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 502

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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

  • 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


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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.

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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 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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Key Stats for Shipper/Receiver

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

▲18%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Packaging
▲24%

Inventory Management
▲18%

Receiving
▲9%

Customer Service
▲6%

Data Entry
▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000


Forklift Operator
▼5%

forklift
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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