Pay for Shippers and Receivers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.18 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of Shippers and Receivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shippers and Receivers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$19,200 - $55,000|
|Bonus||$295.90 - $3,649|
|Total Pay (||$21,097 - $41,592|
|Hourly Rate||$10.00 - $18.17|
|Overtime||$16.14 - $28.97|
|Bonus||$295.90 - $3,649|
|Total Pay (||$21,097 - $41,592|
Job Description for Shipper/Receiver
Shipper/receivers plan and perform many different receiving duties. These duties include checking, inspecting, helping to unload, verifying, and transporting all incoming materials. It is the job of the shipper/receiver to check all materials to ensure they meet company quality, accuracy, productivity, and customer service objectives. They must receive, check, and sort all materials, placing them in the specified locations. They must verify that the right amounts of the merchandise were received and, if not, that a form was filled out to show the discrepancies.Read More...
Shipper/receivers are required to check any merchandise returned by customers to ensure all pieces are included and that it is the right product. Shipper/receivers may also be required to unload shipments, making sure that the packing slips match the product and then "scanning them in" to certain locations. They are also responsible for any damaged merchandise and filling out any relevant paperwork.
Shipper/receivers have large amounts of paperwork that they must separate and file on a daily basis. They must also be familiar with operations management. They may be required to use fork lifts, hand jacks, cranes, knives, and twine to unload, secure, or open merchandise. Shipper/receivers must work cleanly and safely, since they deal with large amounts of merchandise at one time. Shipper/receivers may be required to work days, nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Most jobs are full-time and hourly; however, some may be part-time.
Many companies require a high school diploma and a driver’s license for shipper/receivers. However, some companies prefer a college degree or operations experience. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Shipper/Receiver
Though it's uncommon, some Shippers and Receivers move into roles as Warehouse Managers, where pay is an average $43K per year. The most common promotion for Shippers and Receivers is Shipping & Receiving Lead, a position that typically pays $31K annually. Another standard transition for Shippers and Receivers seeking advancement is to assume a Shipper, Receiver, or Packer role, where pay is often $26K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Shipper/Receiver
Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Shippers and Receivers. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Shippers and Receivers typically earn around $25K, $25K, or $25K, respectively.
Workers at Target Corporation, Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $24K, $25K, and $25K respectively.
Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver
Shippers and Receivers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Packaging, Inventory Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include forklift and Forklift Operator. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Receiving.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver
Pay by Experience for a Shipper/Receiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipper/Receiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 293 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipper/Receiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Shipper/Receiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 97 salaries. A Shipper/Receiver 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 53 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Shippers and Receivers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 65 percent. Shippers and Receivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), Grand Rapids (+22 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Shippers and Receivers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).
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