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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,010
25th Percentile Wage
$25,190
50th Percentile Wage
$31,180
75th Percentile Wage
$39,010
90th Percentile Wage
$48,760

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 $48,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,010. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,1802.34%6.96%
201530,4501.71%-
201429,9302.04%-
201329,3201.06%-
201229,010--

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 utilities sector with an annual salary $51,630. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $27,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$51,630
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,940
Mining
$36,890
Finance and Insurance
$34,510
Construction
$34,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,390
Information
$33,300
Manufacturing
$33,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,150
Educational Services
$33,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,530
Wholesale Trade
$31,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,580
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$29,420
Retail Trade
$27,980
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,330

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 $18,700 to $45,670. The highest paying state for shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $45,670. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,700. 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
$45,670
Alaska
$37,730
Washington
$36,100
Massachusetts
$35,990
Connecticut
$35,260
Hawaii
$34,730
Rhode Island
$34,580
Minnesota
$33,970
Wisconsin
$33,740
Maine
$33,540
North Dakota
$33,390
Maryland
$33,190
New York
$33,190
New Jersey
$33,130
Pennsylvania
$33,040
Iowa
$32,450
Nevada
$32,400
Vermont
$32,400
Missouri
$32,110
Oregon
$31,990
New Hampshire
$31,950
Illinois
$31,920
Nebraska
$31,690
Ohio
$31,660
Michigan
$31,560
Colorado
$31,500
Oklahoma
$31,370
Kansas
$31,330
California
$31,300
Virginia
$31,280
West Virginia
$31,240
South Dakota
$31,150
Wyoming
$30,920
South Carolina
$30,300
North Carolina
$30,170
Louisiana
$30,120
Kentucky
$30,100
Montana
$30,030
Indiana
$29,910
Arizona
$29,890
Alabama
$29,850
Georgia
$29,800
Tennessee
$29,650
Utah
$29,650
Delaware
$29,350
Arkansas
$29,340
New Mexico
$29,080
Florida
$29,070
Texas
$28,640
Idaho
$28,390
Mississippi
$27,710
Virgin Islands
$26,870
Guam
$19,840
Puerto Rico
$18,700


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