Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salary

Shipping & Receiving Clerks in the United States take home an average $13.79 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Shipping & Receiving Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. More than half of Shipping & Receiving Clerks (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,010 - $53,383
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MEDIAN: $33,420
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$10.21 - $17.95
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$0$53K
Salary $25,010 - $53,383
Bonus $246.58 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $500
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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$22,226 - $41,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $17.95
Overtime $15.35 - $29.39
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $246.58 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $500
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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$22,226 - $41,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 371

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Job Description for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Shipping/receiving/traffic clerks are responsible for the shipping and receiving of goods and supplies, as well as keeping accurate records of shipments and inventory. These clerks are employed in organizations that have regular shipments of high volumes of goods; some examples of industries that employ shipping/receiving/traffic clerks are delivery services businesses, retail institutions, hospitals, grocery stores, and warehouses.

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Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Tasks

  • Verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Arrange for the transportation of products.
  • Receive, unpack, verify and record incoming merchandise or material.
  • Assemble, address, stamp, and ship merchandise or material.

Common Career Paths for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


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Shipping & Receiving Clerks who go on to become Logistics Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Logistics Managers is $61K annually. It is not uncommon for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk to continue on to become a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Lead.

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Popular Skills for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk


Survey results show that Shipping & Receiving Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Shipping, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 201 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 95 salaries. A Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 40 salaries.

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Key Stats for Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries

▲19%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk Salaries


▲2%


▼0%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$30,000


forklift
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 22%
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