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Shipper/Receiver Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Shippers and Receivers in the United States typically comes in around $12.42 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.34 per hour and $17.27. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority (81 percent) of Shippers and Receivers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Shipper/Receiver Salary (?
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$23,698 - $42,799
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MEDIAN: $34,291
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Shipper/Receiver Salary (?
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$9.34 - $17.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,698 - $42,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,193  
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $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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$20,045 - $39,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $17.27  
   
Overtime
$13.39 - $26.20  
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 - $1,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $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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$20,045 - $39,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 698
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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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Shippers and Receivers do not often transition into Shipping & Receiving Supervisor roles. The role tends to pay $37K per year. Given that the typical pay is $26K, it may be surprising to find that a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer is the most common role for Shippers and Receivers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Shipping & Receiving Lead role — which pays $30K — is also typical for Shippers and Receivers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver

Shippers and Receivers in search of the best pay head to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $25K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $28K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $21K.
With a median salary of only $22K, Tractor Supply Company pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $19K to $35K isn't that wide, either. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver

Survey takers who work as Shippers and Receivers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Shipping, Inventory Control, and Receiving can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $26K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $29K. Shippers and Receivers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, a fair portion land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Inventory Control
0%
National Average
$27,000
Receiving
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%