Shippers in the United States take home approximately $13.71 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Shippers is high. The vast majority of Shippers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$29,087 - $56,984|
|Bonus||$8.30 - $6,302|
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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).)
|$21,347 - $43,873|
|Hourly Rate||$10.00 - $18.92|
|Overtime||$14.79 - $27.93|
|Bonus||$8.30 - $6,302|
|Total Pay (||$21,347 - $43,873|
Job Description for Shipper
The basic duties of a shipper include filling customer orders in an efficient and effective manner, ensuring the quality of these orders meets company standards. Tools commonly used on the job include trays, dollies, pallets, trailers, forklifts, scissor lifts, and pallet jacks; all of these tools must be used proficiently and in accordance with safety standards set by government regulations and company rules. Shippers' work is mostly done inside, with the exception of loading docks and working in other outdoor delivery areas. Most work is done with a team of other shippers, with a supervisor present in the work area. This position is often physically demanding, but specific lifting requirements vary from job to job. The ability to operate small electronics such as hand scanners may be necessary, as well as larger organizational systems for tracking inventory and shipping systems. High standards for attendance, work ethic, and performance are regularly monitored. Shippers are common positions in companies with warehouses, including manufacturing companies.Read More...
Educational requirements for the position typically include a high school diploma or equivalent, while minimum experience required usually ranges from one to three years. There are some entry-level positions as well, but most postings expect applicants to have some previous training and knowledge. The job requires high standards for consistency and attention to detail for the inspection and verification of orders. Organizational skills are also necessary to maintain a proper and clean environment, meeting sanitation and safety requirements at all times.
- Locate items in a warehouse and prepare them for shipping, and complete invoices, bills, and documentation.
- Oversee loading and unloading of trucks, store, and organize products in the warehouse.
- Communicate with clients, shipping companies, customer service, and vendors to monitor the status of shipped products.
- Determine the best methods for packing each item to prevent damage and minimize costs.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipper
Pay by Experience for a Shipper has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Shipper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 51 salaries. A Shipper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 27 salaries.
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