The 10 States With The Highest Shipping And Receiving Clerk Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 4 months ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do shipping and receiving clerks get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for shipping and receiving clerks by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for shipping and receiving clerks by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for shipping and receiving clerks after this adjustment? That would be Shipping, Receiving, And Traffic Clerks.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Iowa
  2. Michigan
  3. West Virginia
  4. Kentucky
  5. Missouri
  6. Washington
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Illinois
  9. Arkansas
  10. Nebraska

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for shipping and receiving clerks from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $36320, so our index value would be:

$36,320 * (100 / 135.9) = $26,725

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for shipping and receiving clerks.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Shipping And Receiving Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Iowa $39,538 $35,980 91.0
2 Michigan $39,449 $35,110 89.0
3 West Virginia $38,576 $36,030 93.4
4 Kentucky $38,530 $34,870 90.5
5 Missouri $38,384 $34,700 90.4
6 Washington $38,136 $40,120 105.2
7 Wisconsin $38,057 $36,840 96.8
8 Illinois $38,002 $35,950 94.6
9 Arkansas $37,990 $33,090 87.1
10 Nebraska $37,925 $34,740 91.6
11 Oklahoma $37,881 $33,790 89.2
12 Wyoming $37,875 $34,770 91.8
13 Kansas $37,775 $33,960 89.9
14 Indiana $37,407 $33,480 89.5
15 Minnesota $37,202 $37,500 100.8
16 Georgia $37,013 $33,830 91.4
17 Idaho $36,590 $33,700 92.1
18 Tennessee $36,387 $32,530 89.4
19 Ohio $36,268 $34,020 93.8
20 Texas $36,108 $32,750 90.7
21 Alabama $36,107 $32,930 91.2
22 North Dakota $36,086 $35,870 99.4
23 Louisiana $35,506 $33,660 94.8
24 Pennsylvania $35,177 $35,670 101.4
25 Mississippi $35,075 $30,130 85.9
26 North Carolina $35,069 $32,930 93.9
27 Arizona $34,928 $34,230 98.0
28 Virginia $34,791 $35,070 100.8
29 Utah $34,677 $32,250 93.0
30 Nevada $34,578 $35,720 103.3
31 South Carolina $34,516 $34,240 99.2
32 Colorado $33,709 $34,990 103.8
33 Montana $33,650 $33,920 100.8
34 New Mexico $33,533 $32,360 96.5
35 Florida $33,224 $32,660 98.3
36 Alaska $33,211 $43,540 131.1
37 South Dakota $31,957 $33,140 103.7
38 Rhode Island $31,483 $38,000 120.7
39 Oregon $31,332 $36,220 115.6
40 Maine $31,218 $34,590 110.8
41 Delaware $30,897 $31,330 101.4
42 New Jersey $29,926 $36,480 121.9
43 Massachusetts $29,865 $39,840 133.4
44 Connecticut $29,678 $37,900 127.7
45 New Hampshire $29,299 $34,280 117.0
46 Maryland $29,019 $36,420 125.5
47 New York $28,610 $37,480 131.0
48 Vermont $28,340 $34,320 121.1
49 California $26,725 $36,320 135.9
50 Hawaii $23,323 $39,160 167.9
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