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