Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $12.45 per hour on average. Male Shipping and Receiving Assistants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although about one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,293 - $59,650
$29K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $37,132
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$9.73 - $17.01
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MEDIAN: $12.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,293 - $59,650  
   
Bonus
$56.67 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,857 - $41,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.01  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $29.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$56.67 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,857 - $41,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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

  • 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.

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping and Receiving Assistants make a median salary of $33K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $29K.

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Key Stats for Shipping and Receiving Assistant

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$29,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲15%

Shipping
▲9%

Inventory Control
▲7%

Data Entry
▲5%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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