"logistics," "pallet jack," and "data entry" aren't the only skills we found shipping specialists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of shipping specialist responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a shipping specialist. We found that 25.4% of shipping specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some shipping specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every three shipping specialists were not college graduates.
The shipping specialists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of shipping specialists studied criminal justice and accounting.
Once you're ready to become a shipping specialist, you should explore the companies that typically hire shipping specialists. According to shipping specialist resumes that we searched through, shipping specialists are hired the most by Aerotek, Sweetwater Sound, and AMETEK. Currently, Aerotek has 2 shipping specialist job openings, while there are 2 at Sweetwater Sound and 1 at AMETEK.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, shipping specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Fairway Independent Mortgage, Promega, and Gardner Denver. Take Fairway Independent Mortgage for example. The median shipping specialist salary is $40,091. At Promega, shipping specialists earn an average of $40,052, while the average at Gardner Denver is $38,966. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a shipping specialist include FedEx, Amazon.com, and Toys R Us. These three companies were found to hire the most shipping specialists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that shipping specialists fulfill the most roles in are the retail and manufacturing industries. But the highest shipping specialist annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $36,234. In the telecommunication industry they make $34,658 and average about $34,592 in the transportation industry. In conclusion, shipping specialists who work in the technology industry earn a 8.7% higher salary than shipping specialists in the retail industry.