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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Job Information

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.


  • Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks generally are entry-level workers who need no more than a high school diploma.
  • Employers prefer to hire those familiar with computers and other electronic office and business equipment.
  • Employment is expected to decline moderately as a result of increasing automation; however, job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $28,790/yr ($14.40/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma