Median pay for Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.93 per hour. Male Shipping & Receiving Clerks who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,284 - $44,597
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MEDIAN: $31,264
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$10.14 - $17.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,284 - $44,597  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$21,938 - $40,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $29.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$21,938 - $40,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


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Shipping & Receiving Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Manager. The average Logistics Manager brings home $61K per year. It is not uncommon for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk to continue on to become a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Shipping & Receiving Clerks report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Shipping, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like forklift. Most people familiar with Inventory Control also know Data Entry.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. On average, Shipping & Receiving Clerks make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




Data Entry
0%

Inventory Control
0%

National Average
$30,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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