|Quick Facts: Material Recording Clerks|
|2010 Median Pay||
$24,100 per year
$11.59 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||2,812,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||2% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||48,700|
Material recording clerks keep track of information to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.
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.
Most workers are trained on the job in 1 to 6 months and must usually have a high school diploma.
The median annual wage for material recording clerks was $24,100 in May 2010.
Employment of material recording clerks is projected to grow 2 percent from 2010 to 2020, experiencing little or no change. Radiofrequency identification tags and automation are expected to enable fewer clerks to do the same amount of work that previously required more workers.
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