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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,690
25th Percentile Wage
$25,860
50th Percentile Wage
$31,810
75th Percentile Wage
$39,490
90th Percentile Wage
$49,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks is $49,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,690. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,810
1.98% 8.80%
2016
$31,180
2.34% -
2015
$30,450
1.71% -
2014
$29,930
2.04% -
2013
$29,320
1.06% -
2012
$29,010
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Table 2. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $46,290. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $28,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,290
Utilities
$44,180
Mining
$37,890
Finance and Insurance
$35,410
Construction
$34,780
Educational Services
$34,470
Manufacturing
$33,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,700
Information
$32,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,280
Wholesale Trade
$31,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,910
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,170
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,900
Retail Trade
$28,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,230

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,900 to $50,180. The highest paying state for shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $50,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,900. For more salary information of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$50,180
Alaska
$39,310
Massachusetts
$36,370
Washington
$36,180
Rhode Island
$35,950
Hawaii
$35,900
Connecticut
$35,250
Wisconsin
$35,130
Minnesota
$35,110
North Dakota
$34,150
Pennsylvania
$34,140
Maine
$34,040
Maryland
$33,860
Iowa
$33,600
Oregon
$33,550
New York
$33,350
Nebraska
$33,220
New Hampshire
$33,130
Nevada
$32,960
Vermont
$32,890
New Jersey
$32,720
Kansas
$32,600
Illinois
$32,510
Missouri
$32,510
California
$32,200
Michigan
$32,130
Virginia
$31,810
Oklahoma
$31,710
Ohio
$31,640
Colorado
$31,600
Virgin Islands
$31,450
South Carolina
$31,220
West Virginia
$31,180
North Carolina
$30,920
Arizona
$30,790
South Dakota
$30,720
Wyoming
$30,500
Indiana
$30,460
Montana
$30,460
Georgia
$30,370
Kentucky
$30,330
Louisiana
$30,270
Utah
$30,130
Alabama
$30,090
Tennessee
$30,060
Texas
$29,800
Arkansas
$29,680
Florida
$29,650
Delaware
$29,300
New Mexico
$29,260
Idaho
$28,150
Mississippi
$26,550
Guam
$22,330
Puerto Rico
$18,900



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