Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

General Information

Description

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit93.31%
  2. Private, not for profit2.91%
  3. Self-employed1.31%
  4. Federal government1.15%
  5. State and local government1.05%

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

$35,260

Military salary*

$64,287

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$54,670
$28,040
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 74%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Some college 1%
  • 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%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service

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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