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.
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.
- 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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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.