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Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Average Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States make around $12.15 per hour. In the world of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $20K and $38K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men account for the majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$22,300 - $46,826
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,375
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$9.24 - $16.21
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,300 - $46,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,611  
Profit Sharing
$25.34 - $2,959  
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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$19,900 - $37,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $16.21  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $24.14  
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 - $1,611  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.34 - $2,959  
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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$19,900 - $37,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 483

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Job Description for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Shipper/receiver/packer positions are often found in warehouse environments. This job requires labeling, packing, and shipping packages in accordance with regulations set by local, state, federal, and sometimes international laws. They must be able to properly fill out packing and inventory slips to avoid problems with package delivery. Accuracy is important for this position, because customers often expect goods to arrive in a certain time frame. Shipper/receiver/packers must be able to monitor inventory and communicate with supervisors when inventory runs low, as well as weigh, count, and pack items in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Shipper, Receiver, Packer Tasks

  • Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.
  • Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.

Common Career Paths for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


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For Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is often the next step for a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Survey results suggest that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Receiving. Most people skilled in Packaging are similarly competent in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $28K. For Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Packaging
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
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