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Material Recording Clerks

Material Recording Clerks
Quick Facts : Material Recording Clerks*
2010 Median Pay$24,100
Entry Level Education              

Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 20122,812,900
Job Outlook2% (Little or no change)
Employment Change48,700

Material recording clerks keep track of inventory and information for businesses to efficiently manage supply chains on schedule. They make sure to have proper schedules, recordkeeping, and inventory under control.

What Material Recording Clerks Do

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check records for accuracy

Work Environment

Most material recording clerks spend significant time in warehouses. Many have standard Monday-through-Friday shifts, although some work nights and weekends or holidays when large shipments arrive.
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Job Outlook

Employment of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks is not expected to grow from 2010 to 2020, and employment of stock clerks and order fillers is projected to have a 1 percent growth during the same period, both experiencing little or no change.
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The average salary for material recording clerks was $24,100 in May 2010.
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Becoming a Material Recording Clerks

Most workers are trained on the job in 1 to 6 months and must usually have a high school diploma. Most material recording clerks must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have some basic computer skills. Candidates who have taken some business classes may be given preference over those who haven't.
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