Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks

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Total Workforce
635k
Average Age
41.1
Average Salary
$33,148
Average Male Salary
$34,653
Average Female Salary
$30,092

About

Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are most often employed by the Warehousing & storage industry. The average yearly wage for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks was $33,148 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks by wage are Dental assistants, Fence erectors, and Shoe & leather workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Greeley, Windsor & Evans Cities PUMA, CO, Compton City & West Rancho Dominguez PUMA, CA, and Wright County PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Greeley, Windsor & Evans Cities PUMA, CO, Compton City & West Rancho Dominguez PUMA, CA, and West of Aldine & Inside Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Warehousing & storage is the industry that employs the most Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, by average wage, is Glass & glass product manufacturing. Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are paid most in Algonquin, McHenry & Nunda Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Greeley, Windsor & Evans Cities PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,148
AVERAGE SALARY
± $692

In 2019, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks earned an average of $33,148, $22,376 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Shoe & leather workers make somewhat more than Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks while Dental assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.285
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, by number of employees, are Warehousing & storage, General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters, and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

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Industries by Share

635k
2019 Workforce
± 19,525
3.96%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.22%

The number of people employed as Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks has been growing at a rate of 3.96%, from 610,881 people in 2018 to 635,093 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks employed by various industries. Warehousing & storage employs the largest share of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks at  8.08%, followed by General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 4.23% and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses with 4.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks in the US. The average age of male Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

426k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 15,993
210k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,232

67% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

52.9% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.1% of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

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Age by Gender

40.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.537
41.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.736

The median age of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is 41.1, and Male employees are generally 1.1 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Operation Monitoring.

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