Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.
Entry Level: $12.46/hr
Median Earnings: $14.60/hr
Growth for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2025)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)||% of Occupation in Industry (2017)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
|General Warehousing and Storage||162||8.5%||5.2%
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||68||3.6%||0.4%
|Temporary Help Services||61||3.2%||0.8%
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||55||2.9%||1.7%
|Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers||45||2.4%||2.9%
- Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
- Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
- Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
- Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
- Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.