Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
690,780 0.6 % $14.76 $30,700 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.22 $11.10 $13.95 $17.59 $21.79
Annual Wage (2) $19,180 $23,080 $29,010 $36,580 $45,330


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 37,100 7.76 $15.81 $32,890
Warehousing and Storage 31,070 4.58 $15.12 $31,440
Employment Services 29,210 0.94 $12.47 $25,930
Department Stores 23,540 1.52 $11.16 $23,210
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 18,720 6.79 $12.81 $26,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 37,100 7.76 $15.81 $32,890
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 9,850 6.98 $14.49 $30,130
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 18,720 6.79 $12.81 $26,640
Warehousing and Storage 31,070 4.58 $15.12 $31,440
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,700 4.36 $14.85 $30,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,030 0.16 $26.36 $54,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,770 0.38 $21.94 $45,640
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,190 1.31 $20.33 $42,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $20.25 $42,110
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 830 0.14 $20.13 $41,870


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 90,710 6.34 1.20 $15.02 $31,240
Texas 57,950 5.48 1.03 $13.87 $28,850
New York 43,190 5.06 0.95 $15.10 $31,410
Florida 35,460 4.88 0.92 $13.39 $27,850
Ohio 33,880 6.70 1.26 $14.42 $30,000




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)
Nevada 8,460 7.51 1.42 $14.78 $30,740
Kansas 9,240 7.00 1.32 $14.27 $29,690
Tennessee 18,030 6.79 1.28 $14.18 $29,490
Wisconsin 18,000 6.73 1.27 $14.85 $30,890
Ohio 33,880 6.70 1.26 $14.42 $30,000




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 790 1.21 0.23 $21.76 $45,260
Alaska 1,370 4.29 0.81 $18.59 $38,680
Washington 13,790 4.99 0.94 $17.02 $35,410
Massachusetts 17,890 5.59 1.05 $16.63 $34,590
Connecticut 7,730 4.77 0.90 $16.33 $33,960





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 31,410 8.11 1.53 $14.25 $29,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,800 5.20 0.98 $15.43 $32,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,700 5.69 1.07 $14.89 $30,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,130 6.49 1.22 $14.07 $29,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,950 6.61 1.25 $14.68 $30,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,150 5.32 1.00 $14.47 $30,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,850 7.69 1.45 $15.60 $32,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,780 5.59 1.05 $16.15 $33,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 9,440 5.46 1.03 $13.91 $28,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,920 5.22 0.98 $17.13 $35,640