Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States take home an average $12.36 per hour. While roughly one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,293 - $41,783
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$29K
$36K
$42K
MEDIAN: $36,106
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$9.64 - $17.18
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$29,293 - $41,783  
   
Bonus
$160.00 - $7,500  
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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$20,805 - $40,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $17.18  
   
Overtime
$12.66 - $29.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$160.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$20,805 - $40,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $28K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping and Receiving Assistants make a median salary of $32K. 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 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Shipping
up arrow 9%

Inventory Control
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Data Entry
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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