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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
655,590 0.7 % $16.82 $34,980 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.01 $13.00 $15.88 $19.51 $24.22
Annual Wage (2) $22,900 $27,040 $33,030 $40,580 $50,380


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 59,880 5.23 $16.96 $35,280
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 43,480 3.11 $16.76 $34,870
Employment Services 30,070 0.82 $15.03 $31,260
General Merchandise Stores 26,590 0.84 $15.59 $32,420
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 25,030 6.30 $15.15 $31,510

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 25,030 6.30 $15.15 $31,510
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 8,060 5.26 $16.20 $33,690
Warehousing and Storage 59,880 5.23 $16.96 $35,280
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,360 3.72 $16.15 $33,590
Other Support Activities for Transportation 1,130 3.59 $15.65 $32,550

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 $28.81 $59,930
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,380 1.49 $24.83 $51,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,350 0.32 $23.94 $49,800
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $22.79 $47,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 230 0.06 $22.75 $47,320


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 86,400 5.08 1.12 $17.46 $36,320
Texas 62,280 5.14 1.14 $15.74 $32,750
Ohio 38,900 7.18 1.59 $16.36 $34,020
Illinois 32,710 5.46 1.21 $17.28 $35,950
Florida 32,350 3.76 0.83 $15.70 $32,660




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 38,900 7.18 1.59 $16.36 $34,020
Indiana 20,660 6.78 1.50 $16.10 $33,480
Mississippi 7,530 6.70 1.48 $14.49 $30,130
Utah 8,710 5.99 1.32 $15.51 $32,250
Michigan 23,650 5.48 1.21 $16.88 $35,110




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 410 0.58 0.13 $23.82 $49,550
Alaska 800 2.54 0.56 $20.93 $43,540
Washington 12,360 3.79 0.84 $19.29 $40,120
Massachusetts 14,700 4.12 0.91 $19.16 $39,840
Hawaii 1,890 2.94 0.65 $18.83 $39,160





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 36,580 5.98 1.32 $16.64 $34,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 32,420 3.41 0.75 $17.97 $37,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 25,900 5.58 1.23 $17.30 $35,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,950 6.15 1.36 $16.01 $33,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,650 5.25 1.16 $16.51 $34,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,780 5.51 1.22 $16.66 $34,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,270 4.74 1.05 $15.29 $31,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,960 8.01 1.77 $17.71 $36,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,140 5.70 1.26 $18.27 $37,990
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 10,880 5.52 1.22 $17.58 $36,570