Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems. Excludes "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 40039$22.07/hr$16.06/hr$18.45/hr$21.93/hr$25.04/hr$29.66/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities930$23.48/hr
Financial Activities560$21.76/hr
Professional and Business Services590$22.98/hr
Education and Health Services230$22.16/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services20$23.14/hr
Public Administration70$26.99/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 70$27.40/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$24.37/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$22.45/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$22.17/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$26.14/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$18.73/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 210$22.20/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$23.56/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 220$26.58/hr1.2%
Northwest Balance of State 260$22.11/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 300$23.71/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 340$22.20/hr-1.7%
Southeast Minnesota 350$23.22/hr6.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 370$20.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 400$21.93/hr9.8%
Central Minnesota 660$23.62/hr10.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,630$24.88/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,920$24.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,340$24.28/hr4.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Administrative Services Managers 6,700$44.87/hr7.9%
Order Clerks 2,160$16.62/hr-4.4%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 24,660$32.24/hr7.9%

  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.