Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks

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Total Workforce

588k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

0.0147%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$30,198

Average Male Salary

$31,849

Average Female Salary

$26,499

About

Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are most often employed by the Warehousing & storage industry. The average yearly wage for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks was $30,198 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks by wage are Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Etchers & engravers, and Data entry keyers.

Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Avon, Lake Villa, Antioch & Grant Townships PUMA, IL, North of I-30 PUMA, TX (79500US4802509), and Aurora Township PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN, Memphis City (Central Riverside) PUMA, TN, and St. Louis County (Inner Ring North) PUMA, MO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Warehousing & storage is the industry that employs the most Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, by average wage, is Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products. Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are paid most in Mishawaka City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,198

AVERAGE SALARY

± $614

In 2017, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks earned an average of $30,198, $21,867 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood make somewhat more than Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks while Etchers & engravers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.289

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, by number of employees, are Warehousing & storage, Department stores & discount stores, and Couriers & messengers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, by average wage, are Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, Banking & related activities, and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems.

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Industries by Share

588k

2017 Workforce

± 18,796

-2.39%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.6%

The number of people employed as Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.39%, from 602,818 people in 2016 to 588,435 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks employed by various industries. Warehousing & storage employs the largest share of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks at  6.96%, followed by Department stores & discount stores with 5.04% and Couriers & messengers with 4.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks in the US. The average age of male Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is White.

Gender Composition

407k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,639

182k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,455

69.1% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

68.9% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.3% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Age by Gender

39.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.537

42.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.782

The median age of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 2.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are expected to see a growth of 0.0147% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

0.0147%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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