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Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States take home an average $12.21 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.97 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.48. Male Shipping and Receiving Assistants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Work is enjoyable for Shipping and Receiving Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,022 - $37,451
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$37K
MEDIAN: $34,104
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$8.97 - $16.48
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,022 - $37,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
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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$19,956 - $38,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $16.48  
   
Overtime
$11.59 - $22.79  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
   
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).
)
$19,956 - $38,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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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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Shipping and Receiving Assistants only report a few specific 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, 14 percent, and 3 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 many Shipping and Receiving Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $28K. Shipping and Receiving Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $30K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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 14%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Shipping
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%
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