Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

An average Shipping & Receiving Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.96 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.58 per hour and $17.18. More than half of Shipping & Receiving Clerks (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Shipping & Receiving Clerks is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,546 - $45,800
(Median)
$25K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,797
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$9.58 - $17.18
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,546 - $45,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,646  
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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$20,684 - $40,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $17.18  
   
Overtime
$13.37 - $25.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,646  
   
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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$20,684 - $40,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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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 a Warehouse Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $42K per year. A common career progression for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk is to become a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead. Compared to Shipping & Receiving Clerks, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $1K more.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Survey results show that Shipping & Receiving Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Data Entry are similarly competent 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.


For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $27K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

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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
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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