FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Shipping Specialist

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Shipping Specialist

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

  • $37,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipping Specialist 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.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Shipping Specialist

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.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Shipping Specialist?

Send To A Friend

Shipping Specialist Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Shipping Specialist Career Paths

Shipping Specialist
Specialist Team Leader Assistant Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Store Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Consultant Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Forklift Operator Foreman
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Home Health Aid Administrator
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Technician Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Electrician Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Merchandiser Buyer
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Operation Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Receivables Specialist Accounts Payable Clerk Buyer
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Receivables Specialist Inventory Control Specialist Logistics Coordinator
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Receivables Specialist Warehouse Specialist Logistics Coordinator
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Field Service Technician Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Buyer Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Shipping Specialist?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Shipping Lead 3.8 years
Shipper Receiver 3.5 years
Shipping Clerk 2.8 years
Logistics Clerk 2.7 years
Shipper 2.6 years
Shipping Assistant 2.1 years
Shipping 2.0 years
Shipping Associate 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Shipping Specialist
Cashier 12.2%
Specialist 3.6%
Server 3.5%
Manager 3.4%
Supervisor 3.3%
Internship 3.2%
Top Careers After Shipping Specialist
Cashier 10.5%
Specialist 6.3%
Technician 4.0%
Driver 3.9%
Supervisor 3.1%
Manager 2.7%

Do you work as a Shipping Specialist?

Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$22,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Promega
Highest Paying City
San Antonio, TX
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Shipping Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Shipping Specialist in the United States is $37,338 per year or $18 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $62,000.

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Shipping Specialist?

Have you worked as a Shipping Specialist? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Shipping Specialist.

Top Skills for A Shipping Specialist

  1. Safe Delivery
  2. Outgoing Packages
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Insured orders were assembled and properly packaged for safe delivery
  • Ensured accurate and timely processing of all incoming/outgoing packages and input of accompanying documentation.
  • Provide outstanding customer service handling and directing incoming telephone calls assisting clients with inquires and processing transactions.
  • Cross-trained in a variety of business documentations, including international shipping forms, inventory control, and governmental documents.
  • Performed Data Entry of all incoming orders which included numeric verification and sequencing.

Shipping Specialist Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,450 Shipping Specialist resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Shipping Specialist Resume

View Resume Examples

Shipping Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

59.2%

Female

30.7%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

63.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.4%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.3%

Chinese

7.3%

Mandarin

6.1%

German

4.9%

French

3.7%

Japanese

2.4%

Hindi

2.4%

Korean

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Portuguese

1.2%

Hungarian

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Gujarati

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Hmong

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Russian

1.2%
Show More

Shipping Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.9%

Utah Valley University

6.8%

Brigham Young University

5.4%

Colorado Technical University

5.4%

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

4.7%

Ashford University

4.7%

Salt Lake Community College

4.7%

Austin Community College

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.7%

West Virginia University

4.1%

Miami Dade College

4.1%

Ball State University

4.1%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.1%

Columbus State Community College

3.4%

Kansas State University

3.4%

Valencia College

3.4%

Middle Tennessee State University

3.4%

Lane Community College

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.4%

Georgia State University

3.4%
Show More
Majors

Business

34.4%

General Studies

5.9%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

Accounting

5.4%

Computer Science

4.7%

Psychology

4.7%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Communication

3.8%

Management

3.6%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Medical Assisting Services

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.8%

English

2.8%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Marketing

2.2%

Education

2.1%

Political Science

2.1%

Sociology

2.1%

Supply Chain Management

2.0%
Show More
Degrees

Other

35.0%

Bachelors

32.5%

Associate

19.9%

Certificate

5.2%

Masters

4.9%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.1%

Doctorate

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Shipping Specialist?

Are you working as a Shipping Specialist? Help us rate Shipping Specialist as a Career.

Top Shipping Specialist Employers

Jobs From Top Shipping Specialist Employers

Shipping Specialist Videos

How to create your shipping plan - A complete walk through, Detailed.

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Job Description

Average Public Relations Salary | Public Relations

Related to your recently viewed content