How Much Do Shipping and Traffic Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks

Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37210 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,360 to $29,060 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,360 to $29,060 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $52,820
Senior (Top 25%) $21 $43,120
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,260
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,060
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,360

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $26 $53,440
WA $23 $46,790
AK $22 $45,770
HI $21 $43,540
MA $20 $42,070
ND $20 $40,650
NY $20 $40,590
WY $19 $40,410
MN $19 $39,980
OR $19 $39,450

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Shipping and Traffic Clerks are in the states of DC, WA, AK, HI and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Natural Gas Distribution $67320 $32.37
Postal Service (Federal Government) $62180 $29.89
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $52310 $25.15
Federal Executive Branch $52270 $25.13
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $51080 $24.56
Metal Ore Mining $48380 $23.26
Local Government $46750 $22.48
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $46430 $22.32
Oil and Gas Extraction $46100 $22.16
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $45500 $21.88
Telecommunications $45270 $21.77
Support Activities for Water Transportation $44890 $21.58
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $44190 $21.25
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $44170 $21.24
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $43790 $21.05
Utility System Construction $43520 $20.92
Tobacco Manufacturing $43260 $20.80
Rail Transportation $42390 $20.38
Specialty Hospitals $42390 $20.38
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing $42290 $20.33
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $42270 $20.32
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $42090 $20.24
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation $42080 $20.23
Scientific Research and Development Services $42070 $20.22
Other Information Services $42050 $20.22
Urban Transit Systems $42040 $20.21
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $41860 $20.12
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $41790 $20.09
Outpatient Care Centers $41790 $20.09
Facilities Support Services $41760 $20.08

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