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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
Northwest Minnesota 1,28062$21.19/hr$15.75/hr$18.17/hr$20.74/hr$23.11/hr$26.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$21.80/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,510$19.67/hr
Financial Activities50$18.24/hr
Professional and Business Services660$19.12/hr
Education and Health Services610$19.17/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$17.55/hr
Other Services110$22.45/hr
Public Administration110$26.86/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 110$20.05/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 210$20.08/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 260$18.98/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 320$19.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 380$19.04/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 380$19.18/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$19.04/hr-9.1%
Southwest Balance of State 430$19.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 610$19.74/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 620$19.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 870$19.94/hr-6.7%
Southeast Balance of State 1,090$19.67/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,200$20.74/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,200$19.67/hr-4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 1,280$20.74/hr-6.5%
Central Minnesota 1,410$20.37/hr-6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,130$22.01/hr-6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,960$22.00/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,700$21.07/hr-6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Postal Service Clerks 1,460$27.58/hr-9.0%
Counter and Rental Clerks 3,600$17.87/hr1.0%
Driver/Sales Workers 10,710$14.25/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.