Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

For Shipping and Receiving Assistants, hourly average wages total $12.27 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.11 per hour on the low end to $16.19 on the high end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Shipping and Receiving Assistants who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to 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 (?
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Assistant

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $28K. For Shipping and Receiving Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $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
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Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Inventory Control
up arrow 13%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

Shipping
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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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