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Working As A Shipping And Receiving Associate

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

  • $32,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipping And Receiving Associate 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 Shipping And Receiving Associate

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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Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Electrician Supervisor
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Electrician Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Material Coordinator Buyer
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Logistics Specialist Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Technician Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Technician Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Buyer Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Specialist Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Logistics Coordinator Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Specialist Operation Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Logistics Specialist Purchasing Agent
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Logistics Specialist Warehouse Lead
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Driver Inventory Control Specialist Production Planner
Inventory Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping Clerk Purchasing Agent Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Shipper Receiver 3.5 years
Receiving Clerk 3.0 years
Shipping Clerk 2.8 years
Shipping Assistant 2.1 years
Shipping 2.0 years
Shipping Associate 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Shipping And Receiving Associate
Cashier 11.7%
Associate 4.0%
Cook 2.9%
Driver 2.4%
Manager 2.3%
Top Careers After Shipping And Receiving Associate
Cashier 6.4%
Associate 4.4%
Driver 3.8%
Technician 2.7%
Manager 2.6%
Supervisor 2.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
Show Salaries
$23,000
Min 10%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Proto Labs
Highest Paying City
Kennewick, WA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Avg Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a Shipping And Receiving Associate make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Shipping And Receiving Associate in the United States is $33,030 per year or $16 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $47,000.

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Top Skills for A Shipping And Receiving Associate

  1. New Merchandise
  2. Truck Deliveries
  3. Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Distributed new merchandise to all respective departments.
  • Unloaded truck deliveries, sorted hard-soft goods by department, delivered inventory to department, reconciled inventory with shipment manifest.
  • Operated electric pallet jack to move heavy equipment inside warehouse and utilized safety practices.
  • Utilized communication and customer service skills by working directly with customers to answer any questions and directing them appropriately.
  • Exercised good decision-making skills to review information and followed safety procedures.

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  4. Washington
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Shipping And Receiving Associate Demographics

Gender

Male

71.8%

Female

17.4%

Unknown

10.8%
Ethnicity

White

61.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.5%

French

9.8%

Carrier

4.1%

German

2.5%

Portuguese

1.6%

Somali

0.8%

Nepali

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Mandarin

0.8%

Hindi

0.8%

Russian

0.8%

Norwegian

0.8%

Arabic

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Gujarati

0.8%

Korean

0.8%

Hmong

0.8%

Italian

0.8%
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Shipping And Receiving Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.7%

The Academy

5.8%

Cuyahoga Community College

5.8%

Houston Community College

5.4%

Remington College

4.6%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.1%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.7%

Strayer University

3.7%

Macomb Community College

3.7%

Oakland Community College

3.7%

Miami Dade College

3.7%

Full Sail University

3.7%

Triton College

3.7%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.7%

Sinclair Community College

3.7%

Kaplan University

3.7%

Western Washington University

3.3%

Everest Institute

3.3%

Erie Community College

3.3%

American InterContinental University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

28.3%

Criminal Justice

9.7%

General Studies

8.4%

Computer Science

5.7%

Communication

4.1%

Accounting

4.1%

Psychology

3.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.3%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Automotive Technology

3.1%

Management

3.1%

Information Technology

3.1%

Education

3.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Kinesiology

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

Supply Chain Management

2.4%

Marketing

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

39.8%

Bachelors

27.3%

Associate

20.3%

Certificate

6.9%

Diploma

3.0%

Masters

2.4%

License

0.2%

Doctorate

0.1%
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