Average Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States make around $12.21 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Shippers, Receivers, and Packers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,511 - $59,180
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,422
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$9.42 - $16.84
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,511 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$51.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$20,053 - $38,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $16.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.85  
Overtime
$13.86 - $25.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$51.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$20,053 - $38,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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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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While Shippers, Receivers, and Packers do not often become Operations Managers, the job pays $59K per year on average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Shipping & Receiving Leads or Shipping & Receiving Clerks. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Receiving, forklift, Inventory Control, and Forklift Operator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Picking and Customer Service. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $28K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,607

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, 11 percent higher than the national average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+8 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 9%

forklift
up arrow 6%


Forklift Operator
up arrow 5%

Packaging
up arrow 3%

Shipping
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National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Picking
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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