$34,245
Avg. Salary
$13.65
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$694

Bonus

$1,461

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Shipping Clerk is $13.65 per hour.

The average pay for a Shipping Clerk is $34,245 per year.

10%
$10.43
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$13.65
50%
$17.87
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MEDIAN $13.65
10%
$25k
10%
$34k
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$50k
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MEDIAN $34,245
$24,834 - $50,189
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MEDIAN: $34,245
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$0$50K
Salary $24,834 - $50,189
Bonus $118 - $2,378
Profit Sharing $388 - $5,106
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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$22,500 - $40,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.43 - $17.87
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $15.22 - $25.90
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $118 - $2,378
Profit Sharing $388 - $5,106
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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$22,500 - $40,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,818

Job Description for Shipping Clerk

A shipping clerk is part of a company's distribution team and is the individual who first interacts with merchandise that reaches a store. The shipping clerk helps direct truck drivers to the shipping bays of a store. After the truck is parked, an invoice must usually be signed by the shipping clerk to verify receipt of the shipment; the invoice must also be consulted to determine if the entirety of the truck's contents should be unloaded or only a portion. If only a portion of the contents are to be unloaded, the shipping clerk must pass this information along to team members to ensure that only the right merchandise is removed. The shipping clerk then works with team members to unpack the truck and move the new inventory into an initial storage space.

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Shipping Clerk Tasks
  • Verify incoming shipments by comparing identifying information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
  • Receive goods and ensure they reach the appropriate location and are tracked in inventory.
  • Prepare invoices and required documentation for shipments.
  • Package, label, post weights, and shipping charges and determine methods of shipment.

Shipping Clerk Pay By Employer

$0$34K

Amazon.com Inc
10 profiles
$32,073

Common Career Paths for Shipping Clerk


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While Shipping Clerks do not often become Warehouse Managers, the job pays $43K per year on average. A common career progression for a Shipping Clerk is to become a Shipping Manager or a Shipping & Receiving Lead. Compared to Shipping Clerks, the first group earns $10K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

Shipping Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Shipping Clerk


Shipping Clerks report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Less than Truckload Freight, forklift, Order Inventory, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Receiving and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Shipping Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 621 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping 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 306 salaries. An experienced Shipping Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 235 salaries. A Shipping Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 84 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

17%

1%

-21%

National Average: $29,912

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

For Shipping Clerks, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Shipping Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+19 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), Cleveland (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). In Memphis, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Austin (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Shipping Clerk Reviews

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

Shipping Clerk in Northridge:
"It's a balance."
Pros: Nice people.
Cons: Cost of living.

Shipping Clerk in Scranton:
"Under paid and appreciated."
Pros: I like that its close to home and I didn't have to relocate.
Cons: No pay raises at staff management/true blue inc, no health insurance, no retirement, no vacation, dead end company.

Shipping Clerk in Lake Forest:
"Busy environment time sensitive assignments."
Pros: The interaction with the customers.
Cons: Heavy lifting.

Shipping Clerk in Elkhorn:
Pay attention and beware of your work.

Shipping Clerk in Cleveland:
"They lie."
Everyone in management lies all the time. Do not believe anything that they say.

Shipping Clerk in Little Rock:
"Teachable."
Pros: The hours.
Cons: The pay.

Shipping Clerk in Hebron:
"Shipping, assembly line."
Pros: Mon-friday very little sat. Work.
Cons: Favortism, unfair promotions, unskilled management, hostile work enviroment.

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Key Stats for Shipping Clerk

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 424 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Shipping Clerk Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Shipping Clerk Salaries

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲14%

▲4%

Order Inventory
▲2%

National Average
$30,000


Microsoft Excel
▼1%

▼2%

Data Entry
▼3%

Inventory Control
▼7%

Typing
▼8%

Forklift Operator
▼9%

Receiving
▼10%

computer
▼10%

Inventory Management
▼10%

Packaging
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 424 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 26%