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: $12.07/hr
Median Earnings: $14.51/hr
Growth for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|General Warehousing and Storage||157||8.5%||4.9%
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||68||3.7%||0.4%
|Temporary Help Services||64||3.5%||0.8%
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||50||2.7%||1.6%
|Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers||43||2.3%||3.0%
- 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.