Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
277,030 1.0 % $17.32 $36,030 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $12.70 $16.74 $21.01 $26.12
Annual Wage (2) $20,760 $26,420 $34,820 $43,690 $54,330

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) 11,030 $20.62 $42,890 1 16
Wired telecommunications carriers 8,280 $19.89 $41,370 2 23
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 7,340 $20.12 $41,850 3 22
Management of companies and enterprises 7,170 $18.03 $37,490 4 64
Employment services 7,030 $12.40 $25,800 5 233

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 1,500 $25.78 $53,620 49 1
Waste treatment and disposal 130 $24.20 $50,330 191 2
Motor vehicle manufacturing 1,140 $23.24 $48,330 67 3
Metal ore mining 50 $22.75 $47,320 221 4
Rail transportation 210 $22.53 $46,870 173 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
Indiana 8,220 $17.96 $37,350 0.288% 293
Wisconsin 7,480 $17.46 $36,310 0.278% 344
Connecticut 4,370 $19.07 $39,660 0.266% 325
Ohio 13,900 $17.22 $35,820 0.260% 359
Pennsylvania 14,260 $17.12 $35,610 0.258% 363

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 430 $21.37 $44,440 0.147% 214
Massachusetts 7,850 $19.84 $41,270 0.247% 323
District of Columbia 470 $19.38 $40,310 0.079% 254
New York 14,920 $19.20 $39,930 0.181% 360
Connecticut 4,370 $19.07 $39,660 0.266% 325

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
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 1,400 $17.66 $36,720 0.541%
Rockford, IL MSA 850 $14.29 $29,710 0.507%
Enid, OK MSA 100 $14.23 $29,590 0.498%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,110 $21.14 $43,960 0.468%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 730 $17.42 $36,230 0.449%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bremerton, WA PMSA 290 $28.20 $58,650 0.394%
Wilmington, NC MSA 160 $23.00 $47,840 0.144%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,940 $21.33 $44,360 0.199%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,110 $21.14 $43,960 0.468%
Springfield, IL MSA 110 $21.06 $43,810 0.100%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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