DAYTON REGIONAL WORKFORCE PORTAL

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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $12.07/hr
Median Earnings: $14.51/hr
Experienced: $18.03/hr

Current Employment
1,833 (2016)

Projected Employment
1,845 (2025)

Growth for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)
1,8311,845140.8%

Industries Employing Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
General Warehousing and Storage1578.5%4.9%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service683.7%0.4%
Temporary Help Services643.5%0.8%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing 502.7%1.6%
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers432.3%3.0%

Occupational Tasks

  • 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.

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