Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $13.77 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Men account for the majority of Shipping & Receiving Clerks who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,131 - $42,130
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MEDIAN: $31,047
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$10.12 - $17.93
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$0$42K
Salary $24,131 - $42,130
Bonus $244.68 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$21,620 - $40,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.12 - $17.93
Overtime $15.25 - $28.08
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $244.68 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$21,620 - $40,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 349

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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 who go on to become Logistics Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Logistics Managers is $61K annually. Shipping & Receiving Clerks most often move into positions as Shipping & Receiving Supervisors or Shipping & Receiving Leads; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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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. Most people familiar with Inventory Control also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 201 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 95 salaries. A Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 40 salaries.

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Key Stats for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries

▲20%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries



▲2%

Inventory Control
▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$30,000

forklift
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 21%
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