Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.88 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Shipping & Receiving Clerks (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Though the majority of Shipping & Receiving Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,404 - $42,402
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$42K
MEDIAN: $30,650
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$10.14 - $17.71
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,404 - $42,402  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$21,861 - $39,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $17.71  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $29.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$150.00 - $4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$21,861 - $39,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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 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. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead is a common transition from a Shipping & Receiving Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Shipping & Receiving Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent 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.


Shipping & Receiving Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. 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 $34K.

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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


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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Customer Service
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National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
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forklift
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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