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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 1,25058$22.23/hr$16.59/hr$18.91/hr$22.35/hr$24.31/hr$28.35/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6,200$20.55/hr
Financial Activities30$26.22/hr
Professional and Business Services790$20.63/hr
Education and Health Services740$23.06/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$17.95/hr
Other Services190$24.48/hr
Public Administration120$28.95/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 130$20.72/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 190$19.83/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 300$20.45/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 340$18.55/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 340$22.12/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 460$20.24/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 470$20.24/hr-9.1%
Southwest Balance of State 470$21.60/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 560$22.33/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 640$21.49/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 800$20.82/hr-6.7%
Southeast Balance of State 1,050$20.87/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,170$22.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,210$20.94/hr-4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 1,250$22.35/hr-6.5%
Central Minnesota 1,500$21.96/hr-6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,270$23.15/hr-6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,170$23.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 13,900$22.63/hr-6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Postal Service Clerks 1,480$29.27/hr-9.0%
Counter and Rental Clerks 3,390$18.74/hr1.0%
Driver/Sales Workers 8,520$14.21/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.