Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $17.73 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 87% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' job openings is expected to decline by -7% by 2031
'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' was $36,890, or $17.73 hourly
'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' are paid 19.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks?

As of 2021 there were 795,360 people employed as Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks within the United States.
This represents around 0.56% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 177 people are employed as Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 43-5071.00


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Bill (Highly likely) says
I worked this job. No question, 100% certain, AI robots will soon replace human workers at this job.
Apr 18, 2021 at 03:54 AM

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