Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States take home an average $12.14 per hour. Total cash compensation for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers runs from $20K to $38K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,273 - $49,316
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,742
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$9.29 - $16.35
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,537  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $2,980  
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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$20,018 - $37,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $16.35  
   
Overtime
$13.14 - $24.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $2,980  
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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$20,018 - $37,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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 advance into the role of an Operations Manager are fairly uncommon. Operations Managers on average earn $59K per year. More commonly, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers become Shipping & Receiving Clerks or Shipping & Receiving Leads.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Shipping, Customer Service, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $29K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above 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




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Shipping
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Customer Service
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Packaging
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National Average
$27,000

Receiving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 28%
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