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
Southeast Minnesota 980103$18.14/hr$13.16/hr$14.99/hr$17.46/hr$20.20/hr$24.71/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,110$17.47/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/A$17.32/hr
Professional and Business Services1,020$17.70/hr
Education and Health Services110$18.50/hr
Leisure and Hospitality90$17.54/hr
Other Services120$19.56/hr
Public Administration90$25.55/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 130$14.40/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 180$19.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$16.34/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 220$18.89/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 370$17.68/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 390$16.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$16.85/hr-7.7%
Southwest Balance of State 450$17.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 530$17.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 670$16.54/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 810$19.26/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 900$17.35/hr-1.7%
Southeast Balance of State 960$17.37/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 980$17.46/hr2.2%
Northwest Minnesota 1,000$19.17/hr4.2%
Central Minnesota 1,680$17.13/hr5.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,320$18.39/hr-2.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,100$18.39/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,020$18.13/hr-0.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Log Graders and Scalers 20$25.92/hr4.2%
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,450$15.03/hr-11.7%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 710$18.26/hr1.9%

  • 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.