Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-4151 Order Clerks

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Excludes "Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.


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)
190,390 1.7 % $15.92 $33,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $11.58 $14.99 $19.11 $23.70
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $24,100 $31,180 $39,750 $49,290


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)
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 26,230 8.19 $13.58 $28,240
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,160 0.93 $16.69 $34,710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 7,240 0.99 $15.54 $32,330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,200 1.07 $19.82 $41,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,070 0.32 $16.16 $33,610

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 26,230 8.19 $13.58 $28,240
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 2,770 1.91 $15.92 $33,120
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1,820 1.82 $16.81 $34,960
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 3,450 1.80 $16.12 $33,530
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,960 1.58 $16.69 $34,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 460 0.45 $22.48 $46,760
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,640 0.44 $21.84 $45,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $21.73 $45,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $21.51 $44,730


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 29,190 1.93 1.37 $16.76 $34,870
Texas 17,340 1.54 1.10 $17.09 $35,540
Ohio 11,290 2.17 1.54 $15.02 $31,240
Florida 10,300 1.34 0.95 $14.01 $29,140
Pennsylvania 9,930 1.76 1.25 $14.62 $30,410



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)
Nebraska 3,050 3.23 2.29 $13.80 $28,700
Oregon 5,350 3.18 2.26 $15.93 $33,120
Maine 1,640 2.79 1.98 $13.92 $28,950
Vermont 750 2.50 1.77 $16.67 $34,660
Wisconsin 6,140 2.25 1.60 $15.81 $32,890



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.65 0.46 $20.35 $42,330
New Jersey 5,960 1.54 1.09 $18.48 $38,450
Massachusetts 3,430 1.03 0.73 $18.08 $37,610
District of Columbia 230 0.34 0.24 $18.07 $37,580
Connecticut 1,780 1.08 0.77 $17.62 $36,640




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 10,120 2.49 1.77 $15.79 $32,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.30 1.63 $16.25 $33,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,940 0.92 0.65 $17.14 $35,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,430 1.18 0.84 $17.35 $36,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,150 1.46 1.04 $21.61 $44,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,700 2.03 1.44 $16.02 $33,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,350 2.25 1.60 $16.55 $34,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,060 2.45 1.74 $16.23 $33,760
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,040 3.00 2.13 $14.55 $30,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,740 1.47 1.04 $15.10 $31,410