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Logistics Clerk

Find out how to become a logistics clerk in the logistics sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of a logistics clerk is $49,500 - 57,100 per annum

Overview

Logistics clerks help regulate a business’ supply chain. They monitor inventory levels, arrange transportation methods, manage shipping schedules, among other administrative duties.  Employment for this role is expected to grow to 2022, from 83,700 workers in 2017 to 86,100 by 2022. 46,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Logistics clerks are in charge of coordinating and monitoring the production, storage, and transportation of goods between businesses or the departments within.

  • Highly organised and good with time; must ensure stock levels are correct and goods are transported according to schedule
  • Managing the operating procedures for receiving, storing, and shipping goods
  • Are good with planning and coordinating people and resources
  • Good communication skills for working with customers, vendors, and carriers on orders
  • Ability to lift heavy items or walk and stand for long periods of time; as they may be required to move goods
  • Marketing skills are beneficial for gaining new customers and maintain existing ones

Quick facts

Logistics clerks are a large occupation with most working full-time. Here are a few key facts on the role of a logistics clerk.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    39.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade; wholesale trade; and manufacturing
  • Average qualification level
    22% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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