Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salary

Median pay for Shipping and Receiving Assistants in the United States is around $12.15 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.01 per hour and $17.03. Some workers in this field — around one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Shipping and Receiving Assistants (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,915 - $38,230
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$38K
MEDIAN: $33,834
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$9.01 - $17.03
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,915 - $38,230  
   
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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$20,006 - $38,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $17.03  
   
Overtime
$11.94 - $23.33  
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 - $1,825  
   
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).
)
$20,006 - $38,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Survey takers who work as Shipping and Receiving Assistants report a focused set of job 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 36 percent, 14 percent, and 7 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $26K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $28K. On average, Shipping and Receiving Assistants make $30K following one to two decades on the job. Shipping and Receiving Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $31K.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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 36%

Data Entry
up arrow 14%

Inventory Control
up arrow 7%

National Average
$27,000

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 32%
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