Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-4151 Order Clerks

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Excludes "Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.


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)
185,890 1.8 % $16.38 $34,080 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $11.99 $15.54 $19.69 $24.25
Annual Wage (2) $19,950 $24,930 $32,330 $40,950 $50,440


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)
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 23,740 7.02 $14.16 $29,450
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,130 0.91 $17.36 $36,110
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,290 1.07 $20.19 $42,000
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,890 0.93 $15.98 $33,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,710 0.30 $16.71 $34,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 23,740 7.02 $14.16 $29,450
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,010 1.96 $17.90 $37,220
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 2,770 1.87 $15.93 $33,140
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 3,180 1.59 $15.61 $32,470
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,710 1.40 $16.80 $34,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.01 $28.70 $59,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $25.02 $52,050
Urban Transit Systems (8) (8) $22.81 $47,440
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 490 0.47 $22.62 $47,060
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,240 0.38 $22.15 $46,080


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 31,990 2.06 1.53 $17.22 $35,830
Texas 20,080 1.73 1.29 $17.80 $37,030
Ohio 11,680 2.21 1.64 $15.50 $32,240
Florida 8,980 1.13 0.84 $13.99 $29,110
Pennsylvania 8,120 1.42 1.05 $15.17 $31,550



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)
Nebraska 3,320 3.48 2.58 $13.95 $29,020
Oregon 4,930 2.84 2.11 $16.23 $33,760
Maine 1,530 2.58 1.91 $14.27 $29,680
Vermont 760 2.50 1.86 $17.24 $35,850
Ohio 11,680 2.21 1.64 $15.50 $32,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.73 0.54 $20.45 $42,540
Connecticut 1,590 0.96 0.71 $18.70 $38,900
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $18.33 $38,130
Massachusetts 3,290 0.97 0.72 $18.07 $37,590
Michigan 3,510 0.85 0.63 $17.92 $37,270




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 11,230 2.74 2.03 $16.21 $33,720
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,510 1.00 0.74 $17.19 $35,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,170 1.77 1.31 $21.47 $44,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,040 1.41 1.05 $18.06 $37,560
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 2.57 1.90 $16.93 $35,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,480 2.66 1.97 $16.90 $35,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,170 1.69 1.25 $17.92 $37,280
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,930 2.85 2.12 $15.12 $31,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,540 1.66 1.23 $17.47 $36,330
Columbus, OH 2,470 2.46 1.82 $14.71 $30,600


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