Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

General Information

Description

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit82.77%
  2. Private, not for profit6.27%
  3. Federal government4.76%
  4. State and local government4.16%
  5. Self-employed1.97%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of material recording clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 111,600 openings for material recording clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$49,640

State-by-state Salary

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$56,990
$40,280
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 36%
  • Bachelor's degree 24%
  • Associate's degree 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 14%
  • Some college 10%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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