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Working As A Shipper Receiver

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

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipper Receiver 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 Shipper Receiver

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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Shipper Receiver Career Paths

Shipper Receiver
Forklift Operator Technician Team Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Electrician Supervisor
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Material Coordinator Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Officer Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Field Service Technician Owner/Operator
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Buyer Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Logistics Coordinator Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk Purchasing Agent
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Coordinator Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Logistics Specialist Warehouse Lead
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Lead Shipper 4.2 years
Shipper Receiver 4.0 years
Warehouse Shipper 3.0 years
Receiving Clerk 3.0 years
Shipping Clerk 2.8 years
Shipper 2.6 years
Receiver 2.2 years
Shipping Assistant 2.1 years
Shipping 2.0 years
Shipping Associate 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Shipper Receiver
Cashier 11.7%
Shipper 4.5%
Manager 3.2%
Driver 3.2%
Supervisor 3.1%
Cook 3.1%
Assembler 2.9%
Top Careers After Shipper Receiver
Driver 5.8%
Cashier 5.3%
Shipper 4.5%
Technician 3.2%
Assembler 2.6%
Manager 2.5%

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Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
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$23,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
General Atomics
Highest Paying City
Dover, NH
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Shipper Receiver make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Shipper Receiver in the United States is $31,038 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $40,000.

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Top Skills for A Shipper Receiver

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Unloaded delivery trucks and sorted incoming merchandise.
  • Introduced many new safety procedures.
  • Picked orders on a pallet jack and had to make those orders within a certain time range for the week.
  • Performed inventory control picked and packed orders
  • Packaged materials and parts, load and unload trucks using standard and industrial forklifts, count inventory and data entry.

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Shipper Receiver Demographics

Gender

Male

73.5%

Female

15.3%

Unknown

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

63.9%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.2%

Carrier

6.0%

Portuguese

5.3%

French

2.3%

Vietnamese

1.5%

German

1.5%

Persian

1.5%

Russian

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Urdu

0.8%

Mandarin

0.8%

Albanian

0.8%

Cherokee

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Dari

0.8%

Cheyenne

0.8%

Dakota

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Arabic

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%
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Shipper Receiver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.0%

Northern Essex Community College

6.7%

The Academy

6.3%

Montgomery County Community College

5.5%

Kaplan University

5.1%

Houston Community College

4.3%

Massasoit Community College

4.3%

Bristol Community College

4.3%

Camden County College

4.3%

Mount Wachusett Community College

4.3%

Porter and Chester Institute

4.0%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.0%

Grand Rapids Community College

3.6%

Everest Institute

3.6%

Rhode Island College

3.6%

North Shore Community College

3.6%

Quinsigamond Community College

3.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.6%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.2%

Ashford University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

28.5%

General Studies

10.0%

Criminal Justice

7.5%

Computer Science

5.4%

Automotive Technology

5.0%

Accounting

4.1%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Graphic Design

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.2%

Education

3.1%

Communication

3.0%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Nursing

2.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Psychology

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Management

2.6%

Precision Metal Working

2.4%

English

2.3%

Drafting And Design

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

49.1%

Associate

18.2%

Bachelors

18.0%

Certificate

8.4%

Diploma

3.8%

Masters

1.7%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.1%
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