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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
671,780 0.7 % $16.25 $33,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.43 $12.43 $15.29 $18.98 $23.67
Annual Wage (2) $21,690 $25,860 $31,810 $39,490 $49,240


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 57,130 5.68 $16.36 $34,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 44,680 3.37 $16.34 $33,990
General Merchandise Stores 34,620 1.08 $14.52 $30,210
Employment Services 29,580 0.82 $14.29 $29,720
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 27,120 6.93 $14.57 $30,310

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 27,120 6.93 $14.57 $30,310
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 9,740 6.61 $15.50 $32,240
Warehousing and Storage 57,130 5.68 $16.36 $34,020
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,380 3.98 $15.39 $32,000
Other Support Activities for Transportation 1,230 3.85 $14.95 $31,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 840 0.13 $28.32 $58,910
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 180 0.49 $24.31 $50,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $24.30 $50,540
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,090 1.20 $23.95 $49,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,510 0.32 $23.48 $48,840


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 92,560 5.54 1.18 $16.77 $34,880
Texas 64,990 5.47 1.16 $14.98 $31,160
Ohio 36,910 6.87 1.46 $15.95 $33,170
Florida 31,810 3.78 0.80 $15.19 $31,600
Illinois 31,420 5.30 1.12 $16.73 $34,800




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)
Mississippi 8,150 7.28 1.55 $13.66 $28,410
Indiana 21,810 7.23 1.53 $15.24 $31,690
Ohio 36,910 6.87 1.46 $15.95 $33,170
Utah 9,490 6.73 1.43 $15.10 $31,400
Delaware 2,870 6.49 1.38 $14.50 $30,150




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 400 0.56 0.12 $22.61 $47,030
Alaska 1,130 3.56 0.76 $20.04 $41,680
Hawaii 1,960 3.10 0.66 $19.07 $39,660
Washington 12,050 3.78 0.80 $18.30 $38,060
Massachusetts 13,830 3.92 0.83 $18.24 $37,930



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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 28,700 6.48 1.37 $15.75 $32,760
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,020 3.59 0.76 $17.41 $36,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 19,430 5.31 1.13 $16.88 $35,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,620 7.07 1.50 $14.70 $30,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,640 5.34 1.13 $15.68 $32,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,030 5.36 1.14 $15.71 $32,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,980 8.35 1.77 $17.06 $35,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,870 5.62 1.19 $17.71 $36,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,070 6.23 1.32 $16.10 $33,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,780 3.93 0.83 $16.04 $33,360


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 1,530 15.73 3.34 $12.61 $26,230
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,960 15.42 3.27 $16.49 $34,290
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 7,580 12.27 2.60 $14.37 $29,890
Grants Pass, OR 290 11.77 2.50 $14.19 $29,510
Reno, NV 2,540 11.33 2.40 $17.67 $36,760
Dalton, GA 730 11.02 2.34 $14.34 $29,820
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,400 9.08 1.93 $14.62 $30,410