Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary
Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $12.45 per hour on average. Male Shipping and Receiving Assistants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although about one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Shipping and Receiving Assistant
A shipping and receiving assistant's duties include loading and unloading products and placing received products to the appointed departments and storage locations. The assistant maintains appropriate record keeping, department documentation, and follows up with all procedures required to maintain a safe and efficient work environment. This employee must also maintain a clean and organized receiving floor, maintain all required shipping and receiving documentation, and be able to utilize the filing system provided.Read More...
Additional skills required and expected are heavy lifting of 35 lbs + , excellent organizational and analytical skills, and basic computer program and system knowledge. This assistant must be capable of utilizing all computer inventory programs and efficiently track, log, and ensure all required shipments so that they will make it to appropriate destinations. This person also needs to maintain documentation associated with receiving products and shipping them. The applicant must be open to recurring shift changes as typical shifts expected can be day, swing, mid-shift, or overtime. You can expect to work with one supervisor on every shift and have occasional direct customer contact
The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. The typical work environment is a regulated refrigerated storage room reaching temperatures of 0 degrees and below. Mechanical experience necessary for position includes having a pallet jack and electric forklift license. The assistant must also have a valid drivers license to retrieve and deliver products to offsite facilities. Physical demands required and expected are pushing, pulling, reaching, and extensive walking. The assistant must be able to package products as necessary to safeguard deliveries.
Shipping and Receiving Assistant Tasks
- Maintain stock rooms, and receive and store merchandise.
- Check inbound and outbound merchandise for wear and report any damages.
- Ensure the correct merchandise is shipped and report on inventory shipments.
- Operate warehouse machinery, including forklifts and pallet jacks.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping and Receiving Assistants make a median salary of $33K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $29K.
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