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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

in Massachusetts

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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
435071  Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 16,381 15,908 -473 -2.89 % 356 356 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Wholesale Trade    3,470  21 % 3,360  21 % -110  -3 % $38,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,780  11 % 1,690  11 % -90  -5 % $38,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,190  7 % 1,170  7 % -20  -1 % $35,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,190  7 % 1,170  7 % -20  -1 % $35,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,160  7 % 1,140  7 % -20  -2 % $38,740
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,030  6 % 1,080  7 % 50  5 % $34,860
General Merchandise Stores    690  4 % 650  4 % -40  -7 % $29,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    680  4 % 660  4 % -20  -4 % $37,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    650  4 % 660  4 % 10  3 % $40,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    650  4 % 660  4 % 10  3 % $40,510
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    640  4 % 610  4 % -30  -4 % $37,210
Nonstore Retailers    550  3 % 680  4 % 130  24 % $32,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    530  3 % 540  3 % 10  2 % $37,220
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    510  3 % 440  3 % -70  -14 % $39,210
Warehousing and Storage    480  3 % 480  3 % 0  -2 % $33,230
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    420  3 % 370  2 % -50  -13 % $38,530
Health Care and Social Assistance    390  2 % 430  3 % 40  8 % $39,660
Food and Beverage Stores    380  2 % 380  2 % 0  -1 % $40,190
Machinery Manufacturing    350  2 % 290  2 % -60  -16 % $37,660
Chemical Manufacturing    350  2 % 340  2 % -10  -4 % $42,220
Food Manufacturing    340  2 % 330  2 % -10  -2 % $37,960
Hospitals    330  2 % 360  2 % 30  7 % $39,810
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    300  2 % 280  2 % -20  -4 % $37,750
Printing and Related Support Activities    280  2 % 250  2 % -30  -11 % $36,700
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores    240  1 % 210  1 % -30  -12 % $25,540
Paper Manufacturing    230  1 % 220  1 % -10  -5 % $37,580
Electronics and Appliance Stores    210  1 % 190  1 % -20  -9 % $35,200
Other Services (except Government)    210  1 % 200  1 % -10  -5 % $33,900
Information    180  1 % 150  1 % -30  -16 % $39,720
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    170  1 % 140  1 % -30  -17 % $39,670
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    160  1 % 150  1 % -10  -6 % $39,000
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    160  1 % 150  1 % -10  -8 % $34,650
Repair and Maintenance    110  1 % 110  1 % 0  -4 % $36,930
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