Shipping and Receiving Clerk Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk is $13.09 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Inventory Management and Data Entry.
Shipping and Receiving Clerk Total Pay (?
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$19,193 - $40,886
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MEDIAN: $31,390
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Shipping and Receiving Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.71 - $17.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,193 - $40,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,551  
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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$20,266 - $38,488  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.25  
   
Overtime
$14.46 - $25.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,551  
   
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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$20,266 - $38,488  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
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Job Description for Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Shipping and receiving clerks work in a variety of industries. They are primarily concerned with the receipt and shipment of products and supplies, as well as maintaining company inventories. These clerks work in a fast-paced environment, managing the logistics of sending and receiving shipments; this includes the use of computer-based systems and interfaces, as well as some manual labor. In addition to maintaining inventories, this also includes the completion of a high volume of paperwork and documentation. Shipping and receiving clerks must also stay informed of relevant company policies and needs. In general, shipping and receiving clerks work in an indoor setting, although these positions also require flexibility since location is highly contingent on the daily needs of the company.
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Shipping and Receiving Clerk Tasks
  • Stage loading and unloading areas with appropriate equipment, materials and space.
  • Prepare, package, document and deliver outgoing materials.
  • Communicate with suppliers, receivers, drivers and staff for smooth shipment.
  • Receive, inspect, inventory, document and store shipments.
  • Oversee data system for storage and tracking of goods and shipments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$28,000
Tulsa
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Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Shipping and Receiving Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk?
Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Brooklyn Park:
"Work Flexibility, Steady And Time Management."
Pros: Its steady and relaxing and all about time management. Stress free also.
Cons: When coworkers are lazy and find any excuse to not do the job.
What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Center Line:
"Prepare Trucks."
Get all the GM, Chrysler and Toyota shipments ready for the day and then the others shipments that are going out by trucks and after all that process all the in coming materials, cut them open and tag all of it.

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Experience Affects Shipping and Receiving Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$28,000
Inventory Control
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Shipping
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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