Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Median pay for Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States is around $13.00 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.62 per hour and $17.26. The majority of Shipping & Receiving Clerks (61 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,632 - $45,462

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$9.62 - $17.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,632 - $45,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,640  
Profit Sharing
$122.34 - $2,586  
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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$20,719 - $40,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $17.26  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $25.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,640  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.34 - $2,586  
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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$20,719 - $40,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
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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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At the upper end, Shipping & Receiving Clerks who move into a Warehouse Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Warehouse Managers is a much higher $42K per year. When Shipping & Receiving Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Shipping & Receiving Supervisors or Shipping & Receiving Leads. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $1K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 Data Entry are 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.


Shipping & Receiving Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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Inventory Control
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Shipping
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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