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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products. Excludes "Stock Clerks and Order Fillers" (43-5081) and "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 32023$21.15/hr$14.89/hr$15.51/hr$19.32/hr$23.90/hr$30.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities5,800$19.53/hr
Financial Activities50$14.93/hr
Professional and Business Services820$18.84/hr
Education and Health Services670$19.10/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$17.64/hr
Other Services60$24.18/hr
Public Administration120$26.98/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 100$19.42/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 230$19.42/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$18.79/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 300$20.33/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 320$19.32/hr-9.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$19.26/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 410$19.00/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 480$19.42/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 510$19.53/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 740$19.48/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 880$19.42/hr-6.7%
Southeast Balance of State 980$19.18/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,090$18.78/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,120$19.18/hr-4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 1,190$18.78/hr-6.5%
Central Minnesota 1,260$19.59/hr-6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,260$20.10/hr-6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,000$20.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 13,660$19.63/hr-6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Postal Service Clerks 1,540$26.39/hr-9.0%
Counter and Rental Clerks 4,010$15.83/hr1.0%
Driver/Sales Workers 9,120$14.79/hr14.1%

  • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Compare shipping routes or methods to determine which have the least environmental impact.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.