Receiving Clerk Salary

The average Receiving Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.31 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the company and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Male Receiving Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,583 - $58,958
$24K
$33K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,878
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90%

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$10.13 - $17.42
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.35
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$0$58K
Salary $23,583 - $58,958
Bonus $148.48 - $2,367
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $3,973
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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$21,420 - $38,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.13 - $17.42
Hourly Tips $2.95
Overtime $14.74 - $26.05
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $148.48 - $2,367
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $3,973
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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$21,420 - $38,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 721

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Job Description for Receiving Clerk

A receiving clerk is a position in a warehouse or another facility that receives a large number of shipments on a regular basis. The receiving clerk's main duties often include unloading shipments, as well as verifying that their contents are correct and that no items are damaged. They are also usually tasked with sorting the shipment and placing it in the correct storage space. One of the primary aspects of the receiving clerk's job is to keep accurate records of shipments, and they often have to contact the shipper directly if any discrepancies are found or if the shipment was damaged in any way. It is not uncommon for the clerk to also prepare outgoing shipments and to load them onto a shipping truck. The shifts for receiving clerks vary, and the clerk may either work a day or night shift.

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Receiving Clerk Tasks

  • Manage levels of supplies.
  • Research prices and supplies of non-mandated items.
  • Work with approved vendors to purchase and deliver needed materials.
  • Establish par levels of supplies need by company.

Common Career Paths for Receiving Clerk


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Receiving Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Warehouse Supervisor. The latter position pays an average of $41K annually. A Receiving Clerk often moves on to become a Shipping & Receiving Clerk or a Receiving Manager.

Receiving Clerk Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Receiving Clerk


Known for taking on a considerable number of Receiving Clerks, Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc., and Meijer, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($37K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $23K to $43K.

Popular Skills for Receiving Clerk


Receiving Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Scheduling, forklift, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include forklift driver and Purchasing. Those educated in Data Entry tend to be well versed in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Receiving Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Receiving Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Receiving Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receiving Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Receiving Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 173 salaries. A Receiving Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,638

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Receiving Clerks, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Receiving Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+15 percent), Salt Lake City (+15 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Ontario earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Receiving Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receiving Clerk?

Receiving Clerk in Ontario:
"Friendly people."
Pros: Flexible hours and co workers are friendly.
Cons: Low pay!

Receiving Clerk in Springbok:
"AWESOME."
Pros: The people you learn and new friends you made. The daily challenges.
Cons: That guy you dont want to see everyday, always in a hurry.

Receiving Clerk in Springdale:
"Enjoyable Time Spent."
Pros: I like completing a job when I start it. In receiving, I am the "welcome wagon", the start of the process. My accuracy helps my co-workers complete their assigned duties. Once I finish my process, I can help my co-workers complete their tasks, as well.
Cons: Not having a receiving time scheduled for deliveries makes it difficult when deliveries come at all hours which interrupts my receiving prior product, or causes a rush to check in the product possibly leading to mistakes.

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Key Stats for Receiving Clerk

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Receiving Clerk Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Receiving Clerk Salaries

Receiving
▲9%

Scheduling
▲9%

forklift
▲7%


▲2%



National Average
$29,000

Purchasing
▼7%

forklift driver
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%
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