Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Average Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States make around $13.12 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.67 per hour on the low end to $17.76 on the high end. For the most part, Shipping & Receiving Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,578 - $45,875
(Median)
$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,458
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$9.67 - $17.76
(Median)
$9
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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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Shipping & Receiving Clerks who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. It is not unusual for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk to become a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Survey results imply that Shipping & Receiving Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. 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.


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. 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. Shipping & Receiving Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for 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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