Average Shipper/Receiver Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Shipper/Receiver is $13.71.
MEDIAN $13.71
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$296 - $5,068
Profit Sharing
$101 - $4,327
Total Pay
$21,276 - $41,551

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Job Description for Shipper/Receiver

Shipper/Receiver Tasks
  • Receive, inspect, inventory, document and store shipments.
  • Oversee data system for storage and tracking of goods and shipments.
  • Communicate with suppliers, receivers, drivers and staff for smooth shipment.
  • Stage loading and unloading areas with appropriate equipment, materials and space.
  • Prepare, package, document and deliver outgoing materials.
The top respondents for the job title Shipper/Receiver are from the companies Tractor Supply Company, Target Corporation and Lowe's Companies, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $16.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Target Corporation and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., earning around $15.05 and $13.45, respectively. The Home Depot Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.33. Tractor Supply Company and Lowe's Companies, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.90 and $12.01, respectively.

Career Paths

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Shipping & Receiving Lead
Warehouse Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Shipper/Receiver

Skills in Shipping, Picking, Data Entry and Packaging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipper/Receiver

An entry-level Shipper/Receiver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.15 based on 25 salaries. An early career Shipper/Receiver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.47 based on 301 salaries. A mid-career Shipper/Receiver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.07 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Shipper/Receiver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Shipper/Receiver in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 60.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.5% more) and San Diego, California (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.1% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

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