Total Employment

137,180

Hourly Wage (avg)

$17.60

Annual Wage (avg)

$36,600

Description

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints.

Snapshot

SOC Code 43-4151 - Order Clerks is a a final level code of the “Office and Administrative Support Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 137,180 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $17.60 and average Annual Wage of $36,600.

Exclusions

"Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.

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Occupation Examples

  • Catalogue Clerk
  • Classified Ad Clerk
  • Mail Order Clerk
  • Order Desk Clerk
  • Service Order Clerk
  • Subscription Clerk
  • Want Ad Clerk

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