Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary
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.Read More...
In terms of receiving, shipper/receiver/packers be able to check deliveries against orders to ensure all goods are present and accounted for. They unpack shipments and ensure they are stored in their proper places, as well as report defective or damaged goods. Additionally, shipper/receiver/packers must maintain a clean working area. Work schedules for this career field vary. Weekends and nights may be required, and schedules may be staggered to meet the productions needs of the company. This position frequently pays an hourly wage based on experience.
Shipper/receiver/packer positions typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals in this position must have strong math and analytical skills, the ability to meet the employer's production goals, and (often) the ability to lift boxes up to 50 pounds. Computer skills are often required for inventory management.
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
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
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.