Order Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of order clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of order clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The order clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Order Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,820
25th Percentile Wage
$25,960
50th Percentile Wage
$33,370
75th Percentile Wage
$42,010
90th Percentile Wage
$52,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for order clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) order clerks is $52,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,820. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of order clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,3703.12%11.66%
201532,3303.56%-
201431,1803.43%-
201330,1102.09%-
201229,480--

Table 2. Order Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of order clerks in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for order clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $56,980. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $20,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,980
Mining
$47,080
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,280
Construction
$36,040
Information
$35,760
Wholesale Trade
$35,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,410
Finance and Insurance
$35,310
Manufacturing
$35,270
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,070
Transportation and Warehousing
$33,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,810
Educational Services
$31,540
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,450
Retail Trade
$29,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,240

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Order Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only order clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of order clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,550 to $38,740. The highest paying state for order clerks is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $38,740. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,550. For more salary information of order clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$38,740
Massachusetts
$38,480
Rhode Island
$36,960
Texas
$36,760
Connecticut
$36,720
Washington
$36,370
District of Columbia
$35,550
New Jersey
$35,390
Maryland
$35,320
Illinois
$35,180
Hawaii
$35,110
Idaho
$35,090
South Carolina
$34,690
Alaska
$34,600
Michigan
$34,450
Nevada
$34,390
Minnesota
$34,390
California
$34,200
Vermont
$34,180
Iowa
$33,980
Colorado
$33,600
Wisconsin
$33,290
Oregon
$33,040
Ohio
$33,020
New Hampshire
$32,870
Tennessee
$32,300
New York
$32,220
Indiana
$32,170
Pennsylvania
$31,670
Arizona
$31,440
Georgia
$31,430
North Carolina
$31,200
Maine
$31,080
New Mexico
$31,080
Kansas
$30,980
Wyoming
$30,900
Oklahoma
$30,830
Virginia
$29,860
South Dakota
$29,710
Mississippi
$29,640
Delaware
$29,580
Arkansas
$29,570
Missouri
$29,470
Utah
$29,310
Kentucky
$29,250
Alabama
$29,050
Florida
$28,970
Montana
$28,670
Louisiana
$28,480
West Virginia
$26,880
Nebraska
$26,160
Puerto Rico
$19,550


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