How Much Do Order Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Order Clerks

Order Clerks 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37660 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$24,820 to $28,900 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Order Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,820 to $28,900 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Order Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $26 $54,450
Senior (Top 25%) $21 $44,440
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,590
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $28,900
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $24,820

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $22 $46,290
ND $21 $44,100
AK $21 $43,870
DC $21 $43,790
NJ $20 $42,450
RI $20 $42,440
CA $20 $41,550
WA $20 $41,250
CO $20 $40,990
NH $20 $40,800

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Order Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Order Clerks are in the states of MA, ND, AK, DC and NJ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $65830 $31.65
Natural Gas Distribution $51830 $24.92
Elementary and Secondary Schools $50330 $24.20
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $49830 $23.96
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $49330 $23.72
Chemical Manufacturing $48570 $23.35
Telecommunications $45750 $21.99
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $45710 $21.97
Scientific Research and Development Services $45600 $21.92
Facilities Support Services $45550 $21.90
Beverage Manufacturing $45530 $21.89
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $45390 $21.82
Performing Arts Companies $45350 $21.80
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $45110 $21.69
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $45030 $21.65
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $45000 $21.63
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $44930 $21.60
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $44740 $21.51
Software Publishers $44660 $21.47
Utility System Construction $43940 $21.12
Specialized Design Services $43820 $21.07
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $43790 $21.05
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $43580 $20.95
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $43520 $20.92
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $43390 $20.86
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $42970 $20.66
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $42880 $20.62
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $42640 $20.50
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $42190 $20.28
Building Equipment Contractors $42000 $20.19

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