Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Median pay for Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States is around $13.12 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.67 per hour on the lower end to $17.76 on the higher end. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$26,578 - $45,875
(Median)
$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,458
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$9.67 - $17.76
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,578 - $45,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$121.20 - $2,591  
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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$20,844 - $41,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $17.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$13.41 - $27.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$121.20 - $2,591  
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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$20,844 - $41,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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Job Description for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Shipping/receiving/traffic clerks are responsible for the shipping and receiving of goods and supplies, as well as keeping accurate records of shipments and inventory. These clerks are employed in organizations that have regular shipments of high volumes of goods; some examples of industries that employ shipping/receiving/traffic clerks are delivery services businesses, retail institutions, hospitals, grocery stores, and warehouses.

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Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Tasks

  • Receive, unpack, verify and record incoming merchandise or material.
  • Assemble, address, stamp, and ship merchandise or material.
  • Verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Arrange for the transportation of products.

Common Career Paths for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


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As Shipping & Receiving Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers earn $59K on average per year. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is a common transition from a Shipping & Receiving Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Shipping & Receiving Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shipping & Receiving Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. As Shipping & Receiving Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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Shipping
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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