Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
677,450 0.6 % $14.93 $31,060 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.31 $11.22 $14.10 $17.78 $22.01
Annual Wage (2) $19,360 $23,330 $29,320 $36,980 $45,780


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 32,750 4.63 $15.45 $32,130
Employment Services 29,360 0.90 $12.80 $26,630
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 21,390 4.48 $16.43 $34,170
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 20,580 7.00 $12.67 $26,350
Department Stores 19,500 1.40 $11.28 $23,460

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 20,580 7.00 $12.67 $26,350
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 9,260 6.55 $14.87 $30,920
Warehousing and Storage 32,750 4.63 $15.45 $32,130
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 21,390 4.48 $16.43 $34,170
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,550 4.22 $15.01 $31,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 910 0.15 $26.65 $55,430
Rail Transportation 310 0.14 $24.32 $50,580
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 200 0.51 $22.31 $46,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,420 0.37 $22.12 $46,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,090 0.18 $21.15 $43,990


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 88,320 6.00 1.17 $15.20 $31,620
Texas 58,710 5.38 1.05 $14.05 $29,230
New York 41,140 4.76 0.93 $15.67 $32,590
Ohio 35,260 6.88 1.35 $14.34 $29,830
Florida 34,060 4.57 0.89 $13.47 $28,010




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 8,130 7.05 1.38 $14.72 $30,620
Ohio 35,260 6.88 1.35 $14.34 $29,830
Tennessee 18,440 6.83 1.34 $14.51 $30,170
Kansas 8,530 6.38 1.25 $14.81 $30,800
Wisconsin 16,660 6.16 1.21 $14.91 $31,020




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 620 0.93 0.18 $21.60 $44,930
Alaska 1,320 4.09 0.80 $18.54 $38,570
Washington 13,940 4.93 0.96 $17.09 $35,540
Massachusetts 17,640 5.41 1.06 $16.89 $35,130
New Jersey 21,460 5.62 1.10 $16.10 $33,480





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 29,430 7.40 1.45 $14.10 $29,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,800 4.73 0.93 $15.85 $32,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,690 5.59 1.09 $15.03 $31,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 18,570 6.74 1.32 $14.39 $29,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,110 6.55 1.28 $14.19 $29,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,190 5.20 1.02 $14.76 $30,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 11,160 7.68 1.50 $15.76 $32,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,360 5.78 1.13 $16.20 $33,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,150 7.61 1.49 $14.65 $30,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,740 4.75 0.93 $16.57 $34,470