Shipping and Receiving Clerk Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk is $13.09 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Shipping and Receiving Clerk Total Pay (?
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$19,363 - $40,486
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MEDIAN: $30,505
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Shipping and Receiving Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.68 - $17.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,363 - $40,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,426  
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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$20,210 - $38,613  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $17.36  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $25.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,426  
   
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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$20,210 - $38,613  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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
Chicago
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Houston
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$28,000
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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 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Shipping and Receiving Clerk Salaries

National Average
$28,000
Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 78 votes.
Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 24%
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