Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

risk level
Based on 56 votes
-7.0 %
by year 2032
or $19.12 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

87% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

73% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 87% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' job openings is expected to decline 7.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' was $39,780, or $19 per hour

'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' were paid 17.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 844,120 people employed as 'Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks' within the United States.

This represents around 0.6% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 179 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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