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Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

The average Shipping & Receiving Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.77 per hour. Total cash compensation to Shipping & Receiving Clerks bottoms out near $20K and approaches $40K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $2K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Some workers in this field — close to one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Shipping & Receiving Clerks are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$23,822 - $45,841
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MEDIAN: $32,190
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$9.37 - $17.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,822 - $45,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,956  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $2,560  
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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$20,347 - $40,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $17.18  
   
Overtime
$13.62 - $25.45  
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 - $1,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $2,560  
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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$20,347 - $40,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
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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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Warehouse Manager. The position pays an average $42K annually. It is quite typical for Shipping & Receiving Clerks to transition into roles as Shipping & Receiving Supervisors or Shipping & Receiving Leads, where reported median earnings are $8K and $2K higher per year.

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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 Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of 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 $26K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $32K on average.

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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries




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National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%