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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).

Occupation Projection for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
435071  Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 13,838 13,737 -101 -0.73 % 538 821 -10 1,349 High school diploma or equivalent 

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Wholesale Trade    3,510  25 % 3,490  25 % -20  -1 % $38,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,640  12 % 1,640  12 % 0  -0 % $38,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,530  11 % 1,510  11 % -20  -1 % $38,890
Warehousing and Storage    940  7 % 1,020  7 % 80  9 % $35,080
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    780  6 % 750  5 % -30  -4 % $38,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    640  5 % 660  5 % 20  2 % $33,770
Food Manufacturing    570  4 % 590  4 % 20  4 % $38,840
General Merchandise Stores    550  4 % 540  4 % -10  -1 % $31,540
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    520  4 % 460  3 % -60  -12 % $40,870
Nonstore Retailers    510  4 % 620  4 % 110  20 % $34,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    410  3 % 450  3 % 40  10 % $43,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    410  3 % 450  3 % 40  10 % $43,990
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    400  3 % 400  3 % 0  -1 % $38,510
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    380  3 % 350  3 % -30  -6 % $39,630
Machinery Manufacturing    350  3 % 330  2 % -20  -6 % $39,880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    340  2 % 340  2 % 0  1 % $37,290
Food and Beverage Stores    320  2 % 320  2 % 0  2 % $40,110
Printing and Related Support Activities    290  2 % 260  2 % -30  -11 % $37,360
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    260  2 % 260  2 % 0  -1 % $35,450
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    250  2 % 250  2 % 0  0 % $37,530
Health Care and Social Assistance    230  2 % 230  2 % 0  2 % $39,770
Hospitals    180  1 % 180  1 % 0  2 % $40,780
Information    160  1 % 130  1 % -30  -18 % $39,550
Chemical Manufacturing    160  1 % 150  1 % -10  -5 % $41,650
Paper Manufacturing    150  1 % 100  1 % -50  -33 % $38,010
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    140  1 % 140  1 % 0  -4 % $38,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  2 % $42,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  2 % $42,220
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    130  1 % 100  1 % -30  -21 % $39,550
Other Services (except Government)    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  1 % $34,710
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    110  1 % 100  1 % -10  -7 % $35,780
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