Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
687,940 0.7 % $14.65 $30,480 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.25 $11.10 $13.84 $17.43 $21.56
Annual Wage (2) $19,230 $23,100 $28,790 $36,250 $44,840


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 43,580 9.11 $15.22 $31,660
Employment Services 31,690 1.07 $12.81 $26,630
Warehousing and Storage 31,270 4.84 $14.97 $31,140
Department Stores 23,290 1.51 $11.16 $23,220
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 18,260 1.78 $14.22 $29,580

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 43,580 9.11 $15.22 $31,660
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 17,810 6.94 $12.43 $25,860
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 8,860 6.40 $13.65 $28,380
Warehousing and Storage 31,270 4.84 $14.97 $31,140
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,640 4.38 $14.65 $30,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,030 0.16 $26.33 $54,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,240 0.40 $21.76 $45,260
Other Telecommunications 290 0.25 $20.97 $43,610
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 910 0.59 $20.20 $42,010
Utility System Construction 130 0.03 $19.79 $41,160


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 90,220 6.43 1.20 $15.08 $31,370
Texas 56,930 5.53 1.03 $13.79 $28,690
New York 42,820 5.08 0.95 $14.75 $30,680
Florida 38,100 5.33 0.99 $13.21 $27,470
Ohio 31,860 6.40 1.19 $14.39 $29,920




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)
Tennessee 18,830 7.23 1.35 $13.88 $28,870
Nevada 7,640 6.87 1.28 $14.16 $29,460
Kansas 8,880 6.79 1.27 $14.14 $29,410
California 90,220 6.43 1.20 $15.08 $31,370
Ohio 31,860 6.40 1.19 $14.39 $29,920




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 850 1.32 0.25 $21.04 $43,760
Alaska 1,110 3.55 0.66 $19.83 $41,240
Washington 13,550 4.98 0.93 $16.79 $34,930
Massachusetts 17,510 5.55 1.03 $16.42 $34,160
Connecticut 8,130 5.05 0.94 $16.25 $33,810





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 29,950 7.83 1.46 $14.38 $29,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,270 5.19 0.97 $14.89 $30,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,430 5.70 1.06 $14.77 $30,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,620 6.12 1.14 $14.33 $29,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,550 6.08 1.13 $14.54 $30,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 12,340 7.26 1.35 $14.26 $29,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,100 5.92 1.10 $14.09 $29,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 11,230 8.10 1.51 $15.39 $32,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,750 5.70 1.06 $16.15 $33,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,200 5.07 0.95 $16.76 $34,870