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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 1,2111,240 2.448 73124
United States 681,400681,500 0.026,600 40,60067,210

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.3211.5113.48 16.4420.0824.79
Alaska 21.3713.6216.16 19.6726.7630.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.9913.8116.24 19.6326.1328.99
Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.9614.9018.17 26.0728.8230.43
Balance of State 20.8512.8714.81 18.2627.1334.23

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
911131 14.427.3 21.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation317
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation72
UI claimants previously working in occupation123
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 617
Number of job position postings 18
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 34.3

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