Salary, Wages, Pay: Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations


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Earnings of material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing occupations vary somewhat by occupation and industry. The range of median hourly earnings in 2002 is shown in the following tabulation:

Production, planning, and expediting clerks $16.18
Cargo and freight agents 15.10
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 14.56
Meter readers, utilities 13.86
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 13.30
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 11.62
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 11.26
Couriers and messengers 9.32
Stock clerks and order fillers 9.26
All other material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers 12.45

Workers in material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing occupations usually receive the same benefits as most other workers. If uniforms are required, employers generally provide them or offer an allowance to purchase them.

The sections that follow provide more information on cargo and freight agents; couriers and messengers; dispatchers; meter readers, utilities; production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; stock clerks and order fillers; and weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers.








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