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Working As a Receiving Clerk

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Repetitive

  • $28,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Receiving Clerk Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Receiving Clerk

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Receiving Clerk Career Paths

Receiving Clerk
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Buyer
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Electrician Supervisor
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Coordinator Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Technician Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Electrician Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Buyer Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Specialist Operation Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Purchasing Agent Warehouse Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Account Executive Department Manager
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Distribution Clerk 4.1 years
Storeroom Clerk 3.5 years
Return Clerk 3.1 years
Receiving Clerk 3.0 years
Delivery Clerk 2.9 years
Shipping Clerk 2.8 years
Stockroom Clerk 2.8 years
Logistics Clerk 2.7 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.6 years
Inventory Clerk 2.3 years
Receiver 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Receiving Clerk
Cashier 15.4%
Clerk 3.4%
Manager 2.9%
Supervisor 2.8%
Driver 2.2%
Top Careers After Receiving Clerk
Cashier 9.4%
Driver 3.9%
Clerk 3.5%
Supervisor 2.9%
Manager 2.5%

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Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
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$23,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Pactiv
Highest Paying City
Kent, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Receiving Clerk make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Receiving Clerk in the United States is $28,399 per year or $14 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $34,000.

Real Receiving Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Receiving Clerk Green Paradise, LLC Falls Church, VA Sep 01, 2015 $40,310 -
$40,400
Receiving Clerk Green Paradise Alexandria, LLC Alexandria, VA Jun 26, 2015 $40,310 -
$40,350
Receiving Clerk Trade Linker INTL Inc. Garwood, NJ Nov 18, 2009 $37,316
Receiving Clerk, Incoming Shipment Pacific Trellis Fruit, LLC. Los Angeles, CA Dec 22, 2010 $34,081
Receiving Clerk Columbus International Transport Co. Ltd. Cerritos, CA Jun 23, 2016 $30,285
Receiving Clerk Green Paradise, LLC Falls Church, VA Oct 17, 2016 $28,500
Receiving Clerk Green Paradise, LLC Falls Church, VA May 10, 2016 $28,246

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Top Skills for A Receiving Clerk

  1. New Merchandise
  2. Purchase Orders
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Received new merchandise, entered into inventory.
  • Received incoming merchandise, verified materials against purchase orders, reconciled orders within company system.
  • Maintained inventory at designated levels in a properly merchandised department while providing friendly customer service.
  • Offloaded delivery trucks, verified materials and performed receiving transactions.
  • Increased warehouse efficiency in tracking material transaction history by optimizing usable space and accurate data entry and filing.

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Top 10 Best States for Receiving Clerks

  1. Washington
  2. Nevada
  3. Iowa
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Alaska
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Maine
  9. New Jersey
  10. Kansas
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Receiving Clerk Demographics

Gender

Male

52.8%

Female

36.9%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

18.3%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

81.1%

French

4.4%

Carrier

2.5%

German

2.1%

Arabic

1.5%

Hmong

0.8%

Hindi

0.8%

Portuguese

0.8%

Mandarin

0.6%

Japanese

0.6%

Polish

0.6%

Swedish

0.4%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Korean

0.4%

Russian

0.4%

Nepali

0.4%

Filipino

0.4%

Dakota

0.4%

Tagalog

0.4%

Italian

0.4%
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Receiving Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

26.9%

The Academy

6.9%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5.8%

Strayer University

5.6%

Kaplan University

5.1%

Ashford University

5.0%

Remington College

4.6%

Houston Community College

4.2%

University of Memphis

4.2%

Miami Dade College

4.1%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Columbus State Community College

3.0%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

2.9%

Liberty University

2.8%

Everest Institute

2.8%

Colorado Technical University

2.7%

Concorde Career College

2.7%

College of DuPage

2.6%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

2.6%

Baker College

2.5%
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Majors

Business

29.0%

Accounting

9.3%

General Studies

7.3%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Health Care Administration

6.3%

Computer Science

4.6%

Medical Assisting Services

4.5%

Psychology

3.8%

Nursing

3.3%

Management

2.9%

Education

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Information Technology

2.5%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Communication

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%

Graphic Design

2.2%

Automotive Technology

2.1%

English

1.8%

Supply Chain Management

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

42.5%

Bachelors

21.5%

Associate

20.7%

Certificate

7.7%

Diploma

4.4%

Masters

2.4%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.2%
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