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Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

An average Shipping & Receiving Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.79 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.40 per hour and $17.05. Male Shipping & Receiving Clerks who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,880 - $45,184
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,599
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$9.40 - $17.05
(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
$23,880 - $45,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
Profit Sharing
$124.16 - $2,568  
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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$20,468 - $40,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $17.05  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $25.48  
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 - $1,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$124.16 - $2,568  
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).
)
$20,468 - $40,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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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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For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, progressing to a Warehouse Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Warehouse Manager can earn $42K annually. 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 $2K, respectively.

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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, Inventory Control, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. 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.


For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. Shipping & Receiving Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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


Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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