Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products. Excludes "Stock Clerks and Order Fillers" (43-5081) and "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
687,850 0.6 % $14.46 $30,070 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.11 $10.93 $13.64 $17.21 $21.32
Annual Wage (2) $18,960 $22,730 $28,370 $35,800 $44,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 45,670 9.52 $15.36 $31,950
Warehousing and Storage 31,760 4.97 $14.78 $30,740
Employment Services 30,940 1.16 $12.31 $25,610
Department Stores 26,370 1.74 $11.02 $22,910
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 22,630 2.19 $14.09 $29,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 45,670 9.52 $15.36 $31,950
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 8,870 6.45 $12.91 $26,850
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 14,650 5.99 $12.58 $26,170
Warehousing and Storage 31,760 4.97 $14.78 $30,740
Freight Transportation Arrangement 7,470 4.44 $14.87 $30,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,100 0.16 $26.29 $54,680
Other Telecommunications 400 0.34 $22.19 $46,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,340 0.41 $21.68 $45,090
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 510 0.33 $21.15 $44,000
Water, Sewage and Other Systems (8) (8) $21.09 $43,880


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 90,960 6.50 1.20 $14.86 $30,910
Texas 56,470 5.60 1.03 $13.46 $28,000
New York 41,370 4.96 0.92 $14.74 $30,670
Florida 40,540 5.71 1.06 $12.86 $26,750
Ohio 32,400 6.58 1.22 $14.50 $30,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 19,120 8.08 1.49 $12.64 $26,290
Tennessee 18,570 7.23 1.34 $13.55 $28,180
Ohio 32,400 6.58 1.22 $14.50 $30,160
Nevada 7,290 6.54 1.21 $14.42 $29,980
California 90,960 6.50 1.20 $14.86 $30,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 920 1.45 0.27 $20.55 $42,740
Alaska 1,120 3.63 0.67 $19.17 $39,880
Washington 14,900 5.53 1.02 $17.25 $35,890
Massachusetts 16,710 5.36 0.99 $15.98 $33,240
Minnesota 13,250 5.17 0.96 $15.66 $32,570

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,990 7.86 1.45 $14.08 $29,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 25,120 5.04 0.93 $15.23 $31,670
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 20,120 5.68 1.05 $15.04 $31,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 15,730 9.35 1.73 $12.68 $26,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,520 5.82 1.07 $14.04 $29,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,260 6.12 1.13 $13.55 $28,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,160 5.53 1.02 $14.57 $30,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 11,070 8.06 1.49 $15.19 $31,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,260 5.52 1.02 $16.25 $33,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 8,860 7.77 1.44 $14.83 $30,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 1,630 19.25 3.56 $11.79 $24,520
Morristown, TN 550 12.95 2.39 $11.46 $23,840
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 7,400 12.62 2.33 $13.76 $28,630
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,180 11.83 2.19 $14.38 $29,900
Reno-Sparks, NV 2,200 11.62 2.15 $14.17 $29,460
New Bedford, MA 710 11.52 2.13 $13.56 $28,200
Stockton, CA 2,010 10.14 1.87 $15.69 $32,630
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,350 9.83 1.82 $13.35 $27,760
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 390 9.41 1.74 $12.61 $26,220
Punta Gorda, FL 360 9.36 1.73 $11.13 $23,140