Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks

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Total Workforce

611k

Average Age

41.3

Average Salary

$32,616

Average Male Salary

$34,573

Average Female Salary

$28,603

About

Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are most often employed by the Warehousing & storage industry. The average yearly wage for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks was $32,616 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks by wage are Dental assistants, Upholsterers, and Plasterers & stucco masons.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Kendall & Grundy Counties PUMA, IL, Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, and Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, El Monte & South El Monte Cities PUMA, CA, and Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

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 Water transportation. Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are paid most in Algonquin, McHenry & Nunda Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,616

AVERAGE SALARY

± $758

In 2018, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks earned an average of $32,616, $21,272 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Upholsterers make somewhat more than Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks while Dental assistants 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

0.304

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, 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, Couriers & messengers, and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters.

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Industries by Share

611k

2018 Workforce

± 19,150

3.81%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.31%

The number of people employed as Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks has been growing at a rate of 3.81%, from 588,435 people in 2017 to 610,881 people in 2018.

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  8.51%, followed by Couriers & messengers with 4.06% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 3.72%.

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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 40.9 and of female Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is White.

Gender Composition

411k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,712

200k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,978

67.2% 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% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.8% 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

40.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.537

42.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.743

The median age of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 1.3 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 Theology.

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 Speaking, 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, Troubleshooting, and Operation Monitoring.

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