Salary for Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

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Also known as:  Freight Clerk, Incoming Freight Clerk, Receiving Clerk, Reconsignment Clerk, Route Delivery Clerk, Shipping and Receiving Clerk, Shipping Order Clerk, Store Receiving Clerk helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Receiving, Shipping and Traffic Clerks ensure the flow of merchandise is steady from company to company. They pack and unpack merchandise and perform various clerical tasks while maintaining records of incoming and outgoing merchandise. It is their job to ensure that the merchandise is correct and that all orders are properly filled. It is essential that one have accuracy and attention to detail to work in this position, as well as a sense of urgency. A high school diploma, as well as on-the-job training is required for this position. Workers receive competitiva salaries that are commensurate with their experience, rank, and place of employment.

A Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerk gets an average compensation that can range from $25,360 - $52,820 based on education and experience. can earn an average compensation of thirty-seven thousand two hundred and ten dollars yearly.

receive the highest compensation in District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of close to $53,440. People in this job function are paid most highly in Utilities, where they can earn wages of $51,920.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.17 percent nationwide in that time.


Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Finance and Insurance
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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