Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

Pay for Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.27 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.11 per hour and $16.19. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Shipping and Receiving Assistants than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$22,022 - $38,000
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$38K
MEDIAN: $30,973
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$9.11 - $16.19
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,022 - $38,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,788  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$20,114 - $38,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $16.19  
   
Overtime
$11.89 - $22.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$20,114 - $38,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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.

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Shipping and Receiving Assistant Tasks

  • Ensure the correct merchandise is shipped and report on inventory shipments.
  • Operate warehouse machinery, including forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Maintain stock rooms, and receive and store merchandise.
  • Check inbound and outbound merchandise for wear and report any damages.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Shipping and Receiving Assistants who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Assistant

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $26K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $28K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $29K.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Inventory Control
up arrow 13%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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