Shipper/Receiver Salary (United States)

Shipper and Receivers in the United States typically take home $12.42 per hour. The top of the range reaches $17.27, and the bottom approaches $9.34 per hour. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The vast majority of Shipper and Receivers (81 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipper and Receivers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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 (?
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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  
PayScale
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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There are some Shipper and Receivers—though it's uncommon—that transition into Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, where earnings can rise by $9,429 annually. However, it's more common for Shipper and Receivers to move into roles as Shipping & Receiving Leads or Shipping and Receiving Clerks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver

Employees at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $25,342 is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, starting at $21K and nearing the top at only $28K.
The pay scale is far from balanced at Tractor Supply Company. While salaries on one end can reach $35,337, the company's median pay sits at $21,906, the lowest in the field. Also approaching the lower end are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $22,880 and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $25,342.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver

Survey takers who work as Shipper and Receivers usually report a few specific skills. Shipping is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 6 percent. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well-versed in Receiving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Shipper and Receivers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting at around $26K, salaries see a boost to $29K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $31K. After 20 years of work in the field, Shipper and Receivers typically earn $36K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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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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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%
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