Salary for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

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

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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, or Traffic Clerk can get an average salary of around 16000 to 24000 depending on the level of education. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks can get an average wage of Twenty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks are paid the highest in the District of Columbia, where they receive pay of approximately $42280. People in this job function are compensated at the highest average salary in Utilities, where they can get average pay levels of $43340.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.44 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $43,340
Utilities $40,570
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $36,740
Information $32,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $32,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises $32,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $26,340
Retail Trade $26,600
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $26,880
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $28,870
Other Services (except Public Administration) $28,880
Accommodation and Food Services $29,230
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