For Shippers, hourly average wages total $13.31 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. Most Shippers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up the vast majority of Shippers (83 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,422 - $56,498
(Median)
$23K
$32K
$56K
MEDIAN: $32,049
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$9.88 - $18.46
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$9
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,422 - $56,498  
   
Bonus
$8.21 - $6,362  
Profit Sharing
$3,097  
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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$20,999 - $41,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $18.46  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $26.08  
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
$8.21 - $6,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,097  
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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$20,999 - $41,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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

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


For Shippers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. On average, Shippers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Shipper Reviews

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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Experience Affects Shipper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Shipper Salaries

National Average
$30,000


Packaging
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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