Shipper Salary

Shippers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.86 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — roughly a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,644 - $56,984
$26K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,817
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50%
90%

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$10.14 - $18.93
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.86
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$0$56K
Salary $25,644 - $56,984
Bonus $8.21 - $6,362
Profit Sharing $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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$21,740 - $44,142
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $18.93
Overtime $15.00 - $28.17
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $8.21 - $6,362
Profit Sharing $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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$21,740 - $44,142
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195

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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.

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Shipper Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Shipper


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Shippers sometimes move into a Shipping & Receiving Lead role, where the salary is similar.

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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.

Shipper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Shipper?

Shipper in Leesport:
"Good pay because of overtime."
Pros: Time goes fast because you are constantly moving. The hours are long, which is good for money. Average of 56 hours per week. Get paid 15/hour after a year and a half as a shipping associate. People are friendly and helpful.
Cons: Can get fired for pretty much anything. Your work is calculated by a percentage system. Sometimes things get in your way that makes your percentage suffer, and there is nothing you can do about it. Consonantly thinking about your percentage, even if you are working your hardest. Supervisors are not professional. Some people are told to load trucks all day, which requires over head pressing 1-150 lb sofas and stacking furniture product from 10lb to over 200 lb. Some people pick product almost every day, which is twice as easy as loading. Both pickers and loaders get paid the same.You are told to use a dolly to move sofas, but no one does because it is not possible to make your percentage doing this, especially when picking product from the air levels. You can get fired for not using a dolly, even though nobody does. Not even the leads and supervisors. This is one of many ignorant rules that are made.

Shipper in Shepherdsville:
"It's A Fun Job. Steady Moving And Looking At All The Products."
Pros: I work at my own station. No one to distract me from doing my job. The management will help if you need help without any questions. The management treats everyone the same. Not to mention that all workers get along.
Cons: The part of this job is walking. If it wasn't for my bad back and legs I would do just fine. But my boss lets me do other things to keep me from having to walk the warehouse.

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Key Stats for Shipper

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Shipper Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Shipper Salaries

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

Packaging
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%
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