Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Median pay for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.14 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers spread between $20K and $38K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,300 - $48,061
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,983
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$9.19 - $16.34
(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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,300 - $48,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
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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$19,723 - $37,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $16.34  
   
Overtime
$13.17 - $24.25  
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 - $1,634  
   
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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$19,723 - $37,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 493

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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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Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. It is not unusual for a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer to become a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Survey takers who work as Shippers, Receivers, and Packers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Receiving. Most people familiar with Packaging also know Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

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


For Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $28K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. As Shippers, Receivers, and Packers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average. 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
up arrow 26%



National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Packaging
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
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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
8%

Common Health Benefits

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