Shippers and Receivers in the United States can expect wages of $12.91 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Male Shippers and Receivers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$18,937 - $45,578|
|Bonus||$148.65 - $2,576|
|Total Pay (||$20,378 - $39,484|
|Hourly Rate||$9.73 - $17.89|
|Overtime||$15.34 - $28.15|
|Bonus||$148.65 - $2,576|
|Total Pay (||$20,378 - $39,484|
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.
- Receive, inspect, inventory, document and store shipments.
- Oversee data system for storage and tracking of goods and shipments.
- Communicate with suppliers, receivers, drivers and staff for smooth shipment.
- Stage loading and unloading areas with appropriate equipment, materials and space.
- Prepare, package, document and deliver outgoing materials.
Common Career Paths for Shipper/Receiver
Though some Shippers and Receivers move into positions like Warehouse Manager (where the average salary is $43K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Shippers and Receivers is Shipping & Receiving Lead, a position that typically pays $31K annually. Another standard transition for Shippers and Receivers seeking advancement is to assume a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role, where pay is often $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 all popular places to work. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, top-paying firms where Shippers and Receivers rake in a solid $25K, $25K, or $25K, respectively.
Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Target Corporation at $24K, Lowe's Companies, Inc at $25K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where $25K is the norm.
Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver
Shippers and Receivers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Packaging, Inventory Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 17 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. Most people who know Inventory Control also know Receiving.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver
Pay by Experience for a Shipper/Receiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipper/Receiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 293 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipper/Receiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Shipper/Receiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 97 salaries. A Shipper/Receiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 53 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Shippers and Receivers that is 68 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Grand Rapids (+25 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Shippers and Receivers earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. San Antonio and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.
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