Shipping Clerk Salary (United States)

A Shipping Clerk earns an average wage of $12.69 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Shipping Clerk Total Pay (?
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$20,755 - $39,042
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MEDIAN: $31,731
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Shipping Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.66 - $16.52
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,755 - $39,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,556  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $2,959  
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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$20,663 - $37,942  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $16.52  
   
Overtime
$14.04 - $25.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,556  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $2,959  
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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$20,663 - $37,942  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
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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
  • Prepare invoices and required documentation for shipments.
  • Package, label, post weights, and shipping charges and determine methods of shipment.
  • 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.

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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

Dallas
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Phoenix
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San Diego
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Houston
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National Average
$28,000
Milwaukee
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Oklahoma City
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Shipping Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Shipping Clerk Salaries

Shipping
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Data Entry
0%
National Average
$28,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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