Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
674,820 0.7 % $15.55 $32,350 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $11.78 $14.64 $18.40 $22.89
Annual Wage (2) $20,230 $24,500 $30,450 $38,270 $47,610


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 42,720 5.29 $15.90 $33,070
Employment Services 30,300 0.85 $13.51 $28,100
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 25,090 7.41 $13.85 $28,820
Department Stores 18,680 1.34 $11.88 $24,710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,580 2.73 $15.96 $33,190

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 25,090 7.41 $13.85 $28,820
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 10,430 7.05 $14.94 $31,070
Warehousing and Storage 42,720 5.29 $15.90 $33,070
Other Support Activities for Transportation 1,540 4.92 $14.33 $29,810
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 4,580 4.47 $15.17 $31,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 830 0.13 $27.89 $58,010
Rail Transportation 330 0.15 $25.18 $52,370
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 150 0.39 $24.21 $50,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $23.45 $48,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,960 0.35 $22.60 $47,010


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 96,900 6.25 1.28 $15.82 $32,910
Texas 62,690 5.42 1.11 $14.31 $29,760
New York 36,400 4.05 0.83 $16.80 $34,950
Ohio 34,120 6.46 1.32 $15.09 $31,380
Florida 33,020 4.17 0.85 $14.26 $29,650



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)
Delaware 3,610 8.31 1.70 $14.69 $30,550
Utah 8,860 6.69 1.37 $14.44 $30,020
Indiana 19,190 6.51 1.33 $15.10 $31,410
Ohio 34,120 6.46 1.32 $15.09 $31,380
California 96,900 6.25 1.28 $15.82 $32,910



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 570 0.84 0.17 $20.51 $42,670
Alaska 1,290 3.93 0.80 $18.85 $39,220
Hawaii 2,000 3.22 0.66 $17.84 $37,110
Washington 14,600 4.89 1.00 $17.67 $36,750
Massachusetts 15,010 4.42 0.90 $17.40 $36,200




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 30,870 7.52 1.54 $14.82 $30,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,340 4.37 0.89 $16.94 $35,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 19,970 5.59 1.14 $16.37 $34,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 19,070 6.51 1.33 $15.07 $31,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 14,770 6.34 1.30 $13.93 $28,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,210 5.33 1.09 $14.09 $29,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,280 8.61 1.76 $15.10 $31,400
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,610 6.96 1.42 $15.87 $33,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,600 5.10 1.04 $16.89 $35,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,520 5.55 1.13 $18.12 $37,690