Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States take home approximately $12.98 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.59 per hour, and the top verges on $17.20. Male Shipping & Receiving Clerks are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 60 percent of professionals. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,481 - $45,970
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,797
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$9.59 - $17.20
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,481 - $45,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
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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$20,700 - $40,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $17.20  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $25.56  
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 - $1,649  
   
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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$20,700 - $40,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Warehouse Manager. The average Warehouse Manager brings home $42K per year. The most common next step for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk is to become a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead. The former position pays an additional $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Survey results suggest that Shipping & Receiving Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know 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 many Shipping & Receiving Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. For Shipping & Receiving Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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