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Shipper/Receiver Salary

Pay for Shippers and Receivers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.40 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.31 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.29 on the higher side. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of Shippers and Receivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Shippers and Receivers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,268 - $42,549
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MEDIAN: $34,290
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,268 - $42,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,204  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $1,980  
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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$19,969 - $39,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $17.29  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $26.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $1,980  
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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$19,969 - $39,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 771
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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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For Shippers and Receivers, career progression to a Warehouse Supervisor role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Warehouse Supervisor, an upper-level role, can earn $40K annually. It is not unusual for a Shipper or Receiver to become a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer or a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor.

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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.

Tractor Supply Company offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $22K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $19K to $35K.

Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver


Shippers and Receivers only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Shipping, Inventory Control, and Receiving can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shippers and Receivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $29K. On average, Shippers and Receivers make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

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Experience Affects Shipper/Receiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper/Receiver Salaries


National Average
$27,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Receiving
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%