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Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.23 per hour. Male Shipping and Receiving Assistants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Shipping and Receiving Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$22,148 - $38,468
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,049
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$8.94 - $16.28
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,148 - $38,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,052  
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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$19,464 - $38,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $16.28  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $22.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,052  
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).
)
$19,464 - $38,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
United States (change)

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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Shipping and Receiving Assistants note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Assistant

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


For Shipping and Receiving Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $28K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 37%

Data Entry
up arrow 15%

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
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 33%