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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 44040$23.65/hr$16.76/hr$19.12/hr$22.30/hr$27.17/hr$32.64/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining10$29.79/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,130$23.78/hr
Financial Activities520$22.27/hr
Professional and Business Services490$26.98/hr
Education and Health Services280$23.05/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$17.00/hr
Other ServicesN/A$22.35/hr
Public Administration80$27.89/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$23.71/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$23.97/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$25.51/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$20.26/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 180$22.84/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$21.41/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$27.45/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 230$27.19/hr1.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 230$25.01/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 280$22.80/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 310$23.75/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 380$22.92/hr-1.7%
Southeast Minnesota 440$22.30/hr6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 450$22.70/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 570$22.64/hr9.8%
Central Minnesota 640$24.26/hr10.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,580$25.62/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,850$25.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,580$24.57/hr4.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Order Clerks 2,550$16.88/hr-4.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 21,470$29.47/hr1.6%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 5,930$31.46/hr-4.2%

  • 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.