Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (43-5071)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 741793 7.05 1722
United States 670,200655,700 -2.20 14,55014,550

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.559.7311.78 14.6418.4022.89
Alaska 18.8512.0914.31 17.5223.1427.85
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.6012.4414.51 17.2822.7127.41
Fairbanks North Star Borough 19.9911.6114.59 21.1824.7127.63
Southeast Region 16.7011.0712.90 15.6018.6426.37
Balance of State 22.1210.7115.71 21.3027.0336.25

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,000145 14.529.0 22.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation266
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation65
UI claimants previously working in occupation93
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 525
Number of job position postings 48
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training