Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

An average Shipping and Receiving Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.09 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.01 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.02 on the higher side. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The majority of Shipping and Receiving Assistants (64 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of Shipping and Receiving Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,915 - $38,230

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$9.01 - $17.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,915 - $38,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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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$19,934 - $38,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $17.02  
   
Overtime
$11.89 - $22.95  
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 - $1,838  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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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$19,934 - $38,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Survey results show that Shipping and Receiving Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 15 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Assistant

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Shipping and Receiving Assistants with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $29K.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 37%

Data Entry
up arrow 15%

Inventory Control
up arrow 8%

National Average
$27,000

Shipping
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 32%
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