Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems. Exclude "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).

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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)
279,640 1.0 % $16.87 $35,080 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $12.14 $16.18 $20.74 $25.84
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $25,250 $33,650 $43,130 $53,750

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 11,320 $20.39 $42,410 1 14
Wired telecommunications carriers 7,690 $20.00 $41,600 2 18
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 7,510 $19.68 $40,930 3 20
Management of companies and enterprises 7,130 $17.84 $37,110 4 61
Employment services 7,120 $12.30 $25,580 5 223

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 1,350 $26.83 $55,800 56 1
Waste treatment and disposal 210 $24.19 $50,320 173 2
Metal ore mining 100 $23.03 $47,900 207 3
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 870 $21.95 $45,660 89 4
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 520 $21.58 $44,890 125 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Illinois 18,740 $15.52 $32,270 0.323% 403
Indiana 8,270 $17.15 $35,670 0.290% 296
Wisconsin 7,150 $17.61 $36,630 0.266% 304
Massachusetts 8,330 $19.44 $40,430 0.260% 303
Connecticut 4,240 $18.77 $39,050 0.258% 305

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 370 $21.07 $43,830 0.129% 196
Massachusetts 8,330 $19.44 $40,430 0.260% 303
Maine 970 $18.87 $39,250 0.163% 178
District of Columbia (6) $18.83 $39,170 (6) 243
Connecticut 4,240 $18.77 $39,050 0.258% 305

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Rockford, IL MSA 1,010 $16.07 $33,420 0.598%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 910 $18.92 $39,360 0.571%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 1,350 $17.20 $35,770 0.520%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 790 $21.54 $44,800 0.509%
Gary, IN PMSA 1,160 $20.15 $41,910 0.469%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bremerton, WA PMSA 330 $25.66 $53,380 0.446%
Wilmington, NC MSA 170 $23.75 $49,400 0.153%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 790 $21.54 $44,800 0.509%
Pittsfield, MA MSA 60 $21.47 $44,650 0.143%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,140 $20.82 $43,310 0.464%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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