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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory 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)
704,910 0.7 % $17.32 $36,030 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.51 $13.48 $16.44 $20.08 $24.79
Annual Wage (2) $23,940 $28,030 $34,190 $41,760 $51,560


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 56,820 4.68 $17.44 $36,280
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 46,310 3.24 $17.34 $36,070
Employment Services 39,070 1.06 $15.71 $32,680
General Merchandise Stores 23,930 0.76 $16.53 $34,380
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 22,920 5.89 $15.95 $33,180

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 22,920 5.89 $15.95 $33,180
Warehousing and Storage 56,820 4.68 $17.44 $36,280
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 6,740 4.48 $16.57 $34,470
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,080 3.73 $16.26 $33,830
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,080 3.46 $18.75 $39,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 820 0.13 $29.03 $60,390
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.08 $27.51 $57,220
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $24.44 $50,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,530 0.33 $23.92 $49,750
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 370 0.10 $23.56 $49,000


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 88,910 5.12 1.07 $17.98 $37,410
Texas 68,970 5.55 1.16 $16.69 $34,710
Ohio 39,460 7.24 1.51 $16.87 $35,090
Illinois 37,650 6.25 1.30 $18.03 $37,500
Florida 33,520 3.81 0.79 $16.03 $33,340




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 39,460 7.24 1.51 $16.87 $35,090
Mississippi 7,850 6.95 1.45 $14.82 $30,830
Indiana 20,860 6.79 1.41 $16.85 $35,050
Georgia 28,830 6.45 1.34 $16.34 $33,980
Illinois 37,650 6.25 1.30 $18.03 $37,500




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 500 0.69 0.14 $24.36 $50,660
Alaska 790 2.49 0.52 $21.37 $44,440
Washington 12,460 3.76 0.78 $20.50 $42,630
Hawaii 1,810 2.85 0.59 $19.80 $41,180
Massachusetts 14,330 3.96 0.83 $19.79 $41,160





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-Anaheim, CA 38,690 6.20 1.29 $17.22 $35,820
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 33,150 3.43 0.72 $18.60 $38,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30,980 6.62 1.38 $18.10 $37,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 24,180 6.61 1.38 $17.04 $35,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,650 6.11 1.27 $17.69 $36,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,220 6.64 1.38 $16.62 $34,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,140 4.22 0.88 $17.45 $36,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,100 4.58 0.95 $15.64 $32,530
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 11,320 5.72 1.19 $17.97 $37,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10,850 7.05 1.47 $18.05 $37,540