Order Clerks Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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Order Clerks

Other names for this job might include Ad Taker, Administrative Assistant, Advertising Clerk, Advertising Space Clerk, Auto Locator, Back Order Clerk, Blood Bank Credit Clerk, Blood Bank Order Control Clerk, Catalogue Clerk, Classified Ad Clerk

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How Much Do Order Clerks Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Order Clerks make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as an Order Clerk will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$35160 per year

Hourly wage
$16.900 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Order Clerks make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Order Clerks is $35160. Their salary can also be as low as $20820 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $52130 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $16.900 and can range from $10.010 to $25.060 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An Order Clerk will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do Order Clerks make with other careers, they have a salary rank of D.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$25.060$52130
Senior (Top 25%)$20.200$42010
Middle (Mid 50%)$16.040$33370
Junior (Bottom 25%)$12.480$25960
No experience (Bottom 10%)$10.010$20820

Entry-level Order Clerks who starts out at $25960 can expect to make $33370 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $10.010 per hour while the top 10% makes over $25.060 per hour.

While the median wage is $33370 per annum or $16.040 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries25.9153890
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing22.4846760
Wired Telecommunications Carriers21.8445430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution21.7345190
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences21.5244770
Scientific Research and Development Services21.5144730
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing21.3144330
Services to Buildings and Dwellings20.3842390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.1941990
Communications Equipment Manufacturing19.8641300
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing19.8241220
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.8241220
Oil and Gas Extraction19.7841130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing19.6140780
Other Financial Investment Activities19.5340620
Depository Credit Intermediation19.3540250
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.3140160
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing19.2840110
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)19.2640060
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries19.2640050
Engineering Services19.1539830
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing19.0439610
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing18.9539420
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.9239350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.939320
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing18.8539200
Home Health Care Services18.8439190
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.7639020
Other Information Services18.7639020
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.7438970
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing18.6438780
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.638690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities18.638690
Federal, State, and Local Government18.638690
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.638690
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills18.5938670
Hardware Manufacturing18.5838640
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing18.5738630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals18.5638610
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.4638400
Local government, including schools and hospitals18.4638390
Other Insurance Related Activities18.4538380
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing18.3938250
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.3238110
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing18.3138090
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.338070
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.338060
Machinery Manufacturing18.2537970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing18.2537970
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing18.1837810
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.1437740
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.1137660
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.137640
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing18.0537540
Beverage Manufacturing17.9637360
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.9537340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.9437310
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods17.8537120
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.8237070
Wood Product Manufacturing17.7736970
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.7636950
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.7136840
Paper Manufacturing17.7136830
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing17.6136630
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.636610
Building Material and Supplies Dealers17.5836570
Freight Transportation Arrangement17.5536500
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing17.5436480
Household Appliance Manufacturing17.5336470
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing17.5136420
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers17.5136420
Computer Systems Design and Related Services17.5136420
Couriers and Express Delivery Services17.536410
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.4736340
Personal Care Services17.4536300
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services17.4336260
Specialized Design Services17.4236220
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services17.4236220
Support Activities for Transportation17.3836150
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers17.3736130
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.3636110
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.3236030
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers17.335980
Sound Recording Industries17.2835940
Chemical Manufacturing17.2635910
Machine Shops17.2635910
Offices of Physicians17.2635900
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.2535880
Basic Chemical Manufacturing17.235780
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.235770
Forging and Stamping17.1935760
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing17.1635690
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers17.1635690
Office Administrative Services17.1535680
Finance and Insurance17.1435660
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.1435650
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services17.1235610
Software Publishers17.1135580
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing17.135560
Other Telecommunications17.0935550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.0835540
Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.0835530
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.0735510
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.0735500
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing17.0535460
Wholesale Trade17.0135380
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services16.9935340
Support Activities for Air Transportation16.9935330
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing16.9235180
Support Activities for Road Transportation16.9135180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming16.935160
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills16.8835110
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities16.8535050
Other Food Manufacturing16.8435030
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers16.8134960
Couriers and Messengers16.834940
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories16.7934920
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors16.7734890
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.7534850
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing16.7334800
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers16.7334800
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.7134760
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing16.7134750
Broadcasting (except Internet)16.734740
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers16.734730
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers16.6934710
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers16.6934710
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing16.6834690
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.6634660
Ambulatory Health Care Services16.6634660
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing16.6134550
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores16.6134550
Radio Broadcasting16.6134550
Building Finishing Contractors16.634540
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.6134540
Legal Services16.634520
Dairy Product Manufacturing16.5934500
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities16.5634450
Insurance Carriers16.5634450
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities16.5534430
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities16.5534420
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers16.5334390
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries16.5334390
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing16.5234370
Specialty Trade Contractors16.4934300
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media16.4934300
Publishing Industries (except Internet)16.4934300
Radio and Television Broadcasting16.4934290
Automobile Dealers16.4834270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.4734250
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage16.4634230
Traveler Accommodation16.4434200
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores16.4234140
Textile Mills16.4134120
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned16.3834080
Scheduled Air Transportation16.3834070
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.3834060
Television Broadcasting16.3734050
State government, including schools and hospitals16.3634040
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers16.3534010
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing16.3433980
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting16.3133920
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry16.3133920
Rubber Product Manufacturing16.333910
Home Furnishings Stores16.2933880
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation16.2933880
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.2733840
General Freight Trucking16.2733830
Building Equipment Contractors16.2633820
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.2533810
Air Transportation16.2333770
Casino Hotels16.2433770
Support Activities for Crop Production16.2233730
Educational Services, State government owned16.2133720
Printing and Related Support Activities16.2133710
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.1933670
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.1833660
Management of Companies and Enterprises16.1633610
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging16.1533580
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers16.1333550
Shoe Stores16.1333550
Fabric Mills16.1233540
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers16.1233530
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.0733430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.0733430
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores16.0633410
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores16.0533390
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores16.0433370
Construction of Buildings16.0333350
General Rental Centers16.0433350
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing15.9233120
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers15.9233120
All industries15.9233110
All industries, private ownership only15.9233110
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance15.8633000
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing15.8632990
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing15.8632990
Clothing Stores15.8332940
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.8332930
Truck Transportation15.8332920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance15.8232900
Transportation and Warehousing15.832870
Rental and Leasing Services15.7932850
Furniture Stores15.732650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing15.6632570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.6232500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.5832410
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.5832410
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages15.5732380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned15.5732380
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)15.5532350
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.5432330
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores15.5232280
Hospitals, Privately owned15.5232280
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors15.5132260
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.5132260
Animal Food Manufacturing15.4932220
Other Support Services15.4832190
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services15.4132060
Civic and Social Organizations15.432040
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing15.3731970
Repair and Maintenance15.3631950
Specialized Freight Trucking15.3331900
Food Manufacturing15.3331880
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services15.3231860
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services15.3231860
Newspaper Publishers15.2931810
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.2831780
Sporting Goods Stores15.2531720
Warehousing and Storage15.2531720
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing15.1831560
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers15.1631530
Textile Furnishings Mills15.1531510
Motion Picture and Video Industries15.1531510
Residential Building Construction15.1431500
Local Messengers and Local Delivery15.1431480
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations15.1331470
Health and Personal Care Stores15.1131430
Other Personal Services15.0731340
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations15.0431280
Facilities Support Services15.0131220
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair14.9931170
Consumer Goods Rental14.9831150
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.9631120
Personal and Laundry Services14.9531100
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.8730940
Apparel Manufacturing14.7530670
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.7230620
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing14.7130590
Special Food Services14.7130590
Educational Services, Privately owned14.730580
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.6730510
Performing Arts Companies14.6430450
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters14.6430450
Testing Laboratories14.6130380
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.630360
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries14.4830120
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors14.4630070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.4129960
Textile Product Mills14.3929920
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing14.3729900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions14.3729890
Employment Services14.3529850
Drycleaning and Laundry Services14.3229780
Activities Related to Real Estate14.2529650
Amusement Parks and Arcades14.2529640
Pharmacies and Drug Stores14.2329600
Real Estate14.2229580
Social Assistance14.1729470
Electronics and Appliance Stores14.1629460
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services14.1529430
Administrative and Support Services14.1529420
Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.0329190
Other Textile Product Mills14.0229170
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.9529010
Retail Trade13.8728840
Book Stores and News Dealers13.8228740
Direct Selling Establishments13.7628630
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance13.7528590
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.7128520
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation13.728500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing13.6328340
Business Support Services13.6128320
Nonstore Retailers13.5828260
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.5828240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers13.5428170
Taxi and Limousine Service13.5228120
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.4527970
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.4427950
Other Support Activities for Transportation13.4427950
Telephone Call Centers13.3927850
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.2927640
Photographic Services13.227470
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.127260
Department Stores12.9927010
Outpatient Care Centers12.9126850
Food and Beverage Stores12.8826790
Specialty Food Stores12.8426710
Used Merchandise Stores12.6726350
Grocery Stores12.4725930
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.1925350
Offices of Other Health Practitioners11.8624660
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.5824080
General Merchandise Stores11.0322950
Food Services and Drinking Places10.7622380
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.5822000
Full-Service Restaurants8.5517780

Not all industries pay the same for Order Clerks.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An Order Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at AK may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Order Clerks are in the states of AK, CT, DC, MA and MI. The average salary in AK is $42540.

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