Production, planning, & expediting clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
334k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
3.91%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$54,916
Average Male Salary
$66,615
Average Female Salary
$46,014

About

Production, planning, & expediting clerks are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Production, planning, & expediting clerks was $54,916 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Production, planning, & expediting clerks by wage are Graphic designers, Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, and Bailiffs.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Production, planning, & expediting clerks are Norman, Oklahoma City (South) & Moore Cities PUMA, OK, St. Louis County (West) PUMA, MO, and Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Production, planning, & expediting clerks are St. Louis County (West) PUMA, MO, Tucson City (Far Southeast) & Sahuarita Town PUMA, AZ, and West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Production, planning, & expediting clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Production, planning, & expediting clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Production, planning, & expediting clerks, by average wage, is Other direct selling establishments. Production, planning, & expediting clerks are paid most in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in St. Louis County (West) PUMA, MO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,916
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,824

In 2020, Production, planning, & expediting clerks earned an average of $54,916, $1,038 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Graphic designers make somewhat more than Production, planning, & expediting clerks while Bailiffs make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Production, planning, & expediting clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.342
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Production, planning, & expediting clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.342, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Production, planning, & expediting clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Production, planning, & expediting clerks

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Production, planning, & expediting clerks, by average wage, are Other direct selling establishments, Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

334k
2020 Workforce
± 14,175
−1.09%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.05%

The number of people employed as Production, planning, & expediting clerks has been declining at a rate of −1.09%, from 337,805 people in 2019 to 334,111 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Production, planning, & expediting clerks employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Production, planning, & expediting clerks at  7.83%, followed by Offices of physicians with 3.74% and Construction with 3.58%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Production, planning, & expediting clerks in the US. The average age of male Production, planning, & expediting clerks in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Production, planning, & expediting clerks is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Production, planning, & expediting clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

144k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,324
190k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,687

56.8% of Production, planning, & expediting clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Production, planning, & expediting clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.7% of Production, planning, & expediting clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.21% of Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Age by Sex

42.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.884
42.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.74

The median age of Production, planning, & expediting clerks is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 0.611 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Production, planning, & expediting clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Production, planning, & expediting clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Production, planning, & expediting clerks hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Production, planning, & expediting clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Production, planning, & expediting clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Production, planning, & expediting clerks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Reading Comprehension.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks are expected to see a growth of 3.91% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks.
3.91%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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