Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Average Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States make around $13.92 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. There are more male Shipping & Receiving Clerks than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,183 - $44,495
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MEDIAN: $30,844
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$10.15 - $18.22
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MEDIAN: $13.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,183 - $44,495  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $4,013  
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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$21,915 - $40,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $30.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$309.13 - $4,013  
   
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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$21,915 - $40,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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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At the upper end, Shipping & Receiving Clerks who move into a Logistics Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Logistics Managers is a much higher $61K per year. A Shipping & Receiving Clerk may also move into a role as a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Survey results suggest that Shipping & Receiving Clerks use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Shipping, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping & Receiving Clerks make a median salary of $32K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Shipping & Receiving Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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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 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries

▲19%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$30,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries



▲1%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%


forklift
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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