Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
676,990 0.8 % $15.94 $33,150 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.10 $12.11 $14.99 $18.75 $23.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,010 $25,190 $31,180 $39,010 $48,760


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 48,330 5.32 $16.30 $33,900
Employment Services 29,450 0.81 $13.97 $29,060
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 27,110 7.45 $14.48 $30,130
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 18,420 2.48 $15.97 $33,210
Department Stores 18,150 1.33 $12.13 $25,220

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 27,110 7.45 $14.48 $30,130
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 10,460 7.01 $15.49 $32,210
Warehousing and Storage 48,330 5.32 $16.30 $33,900
Other Support Activities for Transportation 1,390 4.49 $15.15 $31,500
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10,230 4.15 $16.05 $33,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 840 0.13 $27.70 $57,610
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.30 $25.63 $53,300
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $25.18 $52,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 930 0.16 $23.68 $49,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,660 0.33 $22.93 $47,700


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 97,320 6.10 1.26 $16.24 $33,780
Texas 64,660 5.51 1.14 $14.45 $30,050
Ohio 34,030 6.38 1.32 $15.81 $32,890
New York 33,170 3.65 0.76 $17.22 $35,810
Florida 32,620 3.97 0.82 $14.84 $30,860




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)
Indiana 23,310 7.79 1.62 $15.05 $31,300
Delaware 3,260 7.39 1.53 $14.80 $30,780
Utah 9,720 7.07 1.47 $14.84 $30,870
Ohio 34,030 6.38 1.32 $15.81 $32,890
California 97,320 6.10 1.26 $16.24 $33,780




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 520 0.74 0.15 $21.06 $43,800
Alaska 1,230 3.80 0.79 $19.13 $39,780
Hawaii 2,000 3.16 0.65 $18.34 $38,150
Washington 14,390 4.69 0.97 $18.02 $37,470
Massachusetts 14,630 4.23 0.88 $17.85 $37,130





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 31,290 7.41 1.54 $15.40 $32,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,290 3.99 0.83 $17.24 $35,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 19,270 5.30 1.10 $16.70 $34,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,050 6.15 1.28 $15.14 $31,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 16,300 6.71 1.39 $14.18 $29,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,680 5.36 1.11 $15.12 $31,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,490 8.43 1.75 $15.84 $32,940
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,710 6.85 1.42 $15.95 $33,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,060 5.27 1.09 $17.34 $36,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,740 5.50 1.14 $18.21 $37,890