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Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States pull down an average of $12.15 per hour. Total cash earnings of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers range from $20K on the low end to $38K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $2K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Shippers, Receivers, and Packers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$23,056 - $46,815
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MEDIAN: $36,000
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$9.16 - $16.43
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,056 - $46,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,547  
Profit Sharing
$72.72 - $2,073  
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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$19,558 - $38,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $16.43  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $24.88  
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 - $1,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$72.72 - $2,073  
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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$19,558 - $38,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 545
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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 upper level Operations Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $58K per year. A Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is a typical transition from a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Shipping, Packaging, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Receiving. The majority of those who know Inventory Control also know Packaging.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper, Receiver, Packer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $25K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $28K on average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries



Packaging
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Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%