Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Average Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States make around $12.15 per hour. Total cash compensation for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers runs from $20K to $39K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by one-half. The majority of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,511 - $49,316
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,374
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$9.27 - $16.69
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,511 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $2,936  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$19,895 - $38,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$13.25 - $25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $2,936  
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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$19,895 - $38,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 520
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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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Though some Shippers, Receivers, and Packers move into positions like Operations Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. More commonly, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers become Shipping & Receiving Clerks or Shipping & Receiving Leads.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Survey results suggest that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in forklift, Inventory Control, Shipping, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Picking and 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 many Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,059

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

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers, 9 percent above the national average. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will also find cushy salaries in Torrance (+6 percent).

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Experience Affects Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salaries

forklift
up arrow 19%

Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Packaging
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Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Picking
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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