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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Order Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,430
25th Percentile Wage
$26,180
50th Percentile Wage
$33,510
75th Percentile Wage
$42,370
90th Percentile Wage
$52,540

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 $52,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,430. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 145% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of order clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,510
0.42% 12.03%
2016
$33,370
3.12% -
2015
$32,330
3.56% -
2014
$31,180
3.43% -
2013
$30,110
2.09% -
2012
$29,480
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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 $53,480. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $27,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$53,480
Mining
$49,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,170
Finance and Insurance
$36,470
Construction
$36,210
Wholesale Trade
$36,000
Information
$35,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,470
Manufacturing
$35,370
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,260
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,190
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,000
Educational Services
$31,870
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,990
Retail Trade
$30,250
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,990

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 $19,400 to $42,680. The highest paying state for order clerks is Washington with a median annual salary of $42,680. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,400. For more salary information of order clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$42,680
Connecticut
$39,980
North Dakota
$38,460
Massachusetts
$38,310
District of Columbia
$36,120
Illinois
$36,010
South Carolina
$35,900
Rhode Island
$35,710
California
$35,390
Texas
$35,120
Wisconsin
$34,900
Nevada
$34,880
Alaska
$34,540
Iowa
$34,000
Maryland
$33,970
New Jersey
$33,900
Hawaii
$33,860
Vermont
$33,750
Idaho
$33,680
North Carolina
$33,440
Wyoming
$33,410
Colorado
$33,410
Minnesota
$33,310
Pennsylvania
$32,780
Michigan
$32,760
New Hampshire
$32,350
Indiana
$32,170
New York
$32,010
Georgia
$31,960
Ohio
$31,940
Oregon
$31,670
Mississippi
$31,620
Arizona
$31,470
Tennessee
$31,070
South Dakota
$30,850
Missouri
$30,800
Virginia
$30,720
New Mexico
$30,660
Louisiana
$30,310
Kansas
$30,280
Oklahoma
$30,240
Utah
$30,120
Kentucky
$29,950
Delaware
$29,930
Florida
$29,390
Alabama
$29,010
Maine
$28,990
West Virginia
$28,630
Arkansas
$28,100
Montana
$27,740
Nebraska
$27,170
Puerto Rico
$19,400



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