Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States take home an average $12.81 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.43 per hour, and the top verges on $17.03. There are more male Shipping & Receiving Clerks than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,909 - $44,821
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,497
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$9.43 - $17.03
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,909 - $44,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$124.16 - $2,568  
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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$20,491 - $40,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.43 - $17.03  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $25.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$124.16 - $2,568  
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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$20,491 - $40,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 639

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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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Shipping & Receiving Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Warehouse Manager, where median compensation is $42K annually. Typical career progression for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk involves becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead, roles that pay $8K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Shipping & Receiving Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Shipping and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

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


For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Shipping & Receiving Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $32K.

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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries



Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Shipping
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Data Entry
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%