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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,10051$18.82/hr$13.39/hr$15.01/hr$18.15/hr$22.06/hr$24.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities8,310$16.99/hr
Financial Activities30$16.82/hr
Professional and Business Services1,240$16.26/hr
Education and Health Services80$18.56/hr
Leisure and Hospitality80$15.27/hr
Other Services80$17.09/hr
Public Administration80$26.28/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 130$13.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 190$19.06/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$15.91/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 240$17.35/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 350$16.06/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 350$17.79/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 410$16.81/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$16.22/hr-7.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 550$16.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 760$17.16/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 820$18.19/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 850$16.61/hr-1.7%
Southeast Balance of State 870$16.86/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 920$17.07/hr2.2%
Northwest Minnesota 1,100$18.15/hr4.2%
Central Minnesota 1,590$17.36/hr5.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,360$17.94/hr-2.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,140$17.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,030$17.72/hr-0.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 35,190$13.80/hr3.4%
Log Graders and Scalers 20$24.91/hrN/A
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,920$14.65/hr-11.7%

  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • 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.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.