Shipping Clerk Salary

A Shipping Clerk earns an average wage of $13.09 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,759 - $43,206
$25K
$33K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,420
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90%

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$10.07 - $17.13
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,759 - $43,206  
   
Bonus
$98.14 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$21,487 - $39,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $17.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$14.99 - $25.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$98.14 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$21,487 - $39,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 954

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Job Description for Shipping Clerk

A shipping clerk is part of a company's distribution team and is the individual who first interacts with merchandise that reaches a store. The shipping clerk helps direct truck drivers to the shipping bays of a store. After the truck is parked, an invoice must usually be signed by the shipping clerk to verify receipt of the shipment; the invoice must also be consulted to determine if the entirety of the truck's contents should be unloaded or only a portion. If only a portion of the contents are to be unloaded, the shipping clerk must pass this information along to team members to ensure that only the right merchandise is removed. The shipping clerk then works with team members to unpack the truck and move the new inventory into an initial storage space.

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Shipping Clerk Tasks

  • Verify incoming shipments by comparing identifying information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
  • Receive goods and ensure they reach the appropriate location and are tracked in inventory.
  • Prepare invoices and required documentation for shipments.
  • Package, label, post weights, and shipping charges and determine methods of shipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,089

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Key Stats for Shipping Clerk

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Shipping Clerk Salaries

▲18%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Shipping Clerk Salaries

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲17%

forklift
▲7%

Order Inventory
▲5%

▲1%


Data Entry
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Inventory Control
▼4%

Forklift Operator
▼6%

Typing
▼6%

computer
▼7%

Inventory Management
▼7%

Receiving
▼8%

Packaging
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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