Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
661,530 0.7 % $15.27 $31,770 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.52 $11.51 $14.39 $18.12 $22.49
Annual Wage (2) $19,800 $23,930 $29,930 $37,700 $46,780


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)
Warehousing and Storage 34,390 4.73 $15.86 $32,990
Employment Services 26,870 0.78 $13.31 $27,680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 22,110 6.90 $13.60 $28,280
Department Stores 18,740 1.34 $11.54 $24,000
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,700 2.79 $15.46 $32,160

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 22,110 6.90 $13.60 $28,280
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 9,920 6.85 $15.36 $31,960
Warehousing and Storage 34,390 4.73 $15.86 $32,990
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 4,380 4.38 $15.01 $31,220
Other Support Activities for Transportation 1,280 4.37 $13.80 $28,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 910 0.15 $27.50 $57,200
Rail Transportation 370 0.17 $24.79 $51,560
Satellite Telecommunications (8) (8) $22.56 $46,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,160 0.36 $22.38 $46,540
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,000 0.17 $21.82 $45,380


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 90,720 6.00 1.23 $15.62 $32,480
Texas 58,740 5.23 1.07 $14.18 $29,500
New York 38,110 4.33 0.88 $16.46 $34,230
Ohio 35,320 6.79 1.39 $14.68 $30,540
Florida 33,140 4.32 0.88 $13.78 $28,660



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)
Ohio 35,320 6.79 1.39 $14.68 $30,540
Tennessee 17,950 6.53 1.33 $14.46 $30,070
Nevada 7,530 6.33 1.29 $15.68 $32,610
Indiana 17,570 6.05 1.24 $14.98 $31,160
California 90,720 6.00 1.23 $15.62 $32,480



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 650 0.96 0.20 $20.25 $42,120
Alaska 1,230 3.80 0.78 $18.30 $38,060
Washington 14,610 5.04 1.03 $17.39 $36,170
Massachusetts 16,260 4.89 1.00 $17.08 $35,530
New Jersey 20,610 5.33 1.09 $16.89 $35,130




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 30,260 7.46 1.52 $14.56 $30,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 23,720 4.40 0.90 $16.99 $35,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,360 5.43 1.11 $15.77 $32,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,030 6.69 1.37 $14.63 $30,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,500 5.65 1.15 $14.24 $29,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,020 5.37 1.10 $14.53 $30,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,470 7.05 1.44 $16.08 $33,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,570 5.24 1.07 $16.57 $34,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,480 7.59 1.55 $15.24 $31,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,530 5.71 1.17 $17.89 $37,220