Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary
Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States take home an average $12.51 per hour. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping and Receiving Assistants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$29,293 - $59,650|
|Bonus||$56.67 - $9,696|
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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).)
|$20,815 - $41,250|
|Hourly Rate||$9.71 - $16.86|
|Overtime||$13.23 - $29.46|
|Bonus||$56.67 - $9,696|
|Total Pay (||$20,815 - $41,250|
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Shipping and Receiving Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Shipping and Receiving Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping and Receiving Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Shipping and Receiving Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 21 salaries. A Shipping and Receiving Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 7 salaries.
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