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Shipper, Receiver, Packer Salary

Median pay for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.13 per hour. Total incomes of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $3K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $20K and $38K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Shippers, Receivers, and Packers are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,300 - $46,826
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,375
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$9.23 - $16.21
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,300 - $46,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
Profit Sharing
$25.34 - $2,959  
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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$19,857 - $37,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $16.21  
   
Overtime
$13.11 - $24.21  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.34 - $2,959  
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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$19,857 - $37,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476
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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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At the upper end, Shippers, Receivers, and Packers who move into an Operations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Managers is a much higher $59K per year. It is not unusual for a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer to become a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipper, Receiver, Packer


Survey results show that Shippers, Receivers, and Packers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Receiving. Most people 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shippers, Receivers, and Packers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $25K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $28K. Shippers, Receivers, and Packers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Shippers, Receivers, and Packers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 7 percent. 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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Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Packaging
0%

National Average
$27,000

Receiving
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
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