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Summary Report for:
43-5081.02 - Marking Clerks

Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.

Sample of reported job titles: In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate), Inventory and Pricing Associate, Label Maker, Marking Clerk, Pricing Associate, Scan Coordinator, Ticketer, Warehouse Pricing and Inventory Clerk

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Put price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compare printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pin, paste, sew, tie, or staple tickets, tags, or labels to article. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record number and types of articles marked and pack articles in boxes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark selling price by hand on boxes containing merchandise. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record price, buyer, and grade of product on tickets attached to products auctioned. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Keep records of production, returned goods, and related transactions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Indicate item size, style, color, and inspection results on tags, tickets, and labels, using rubber stamp or writing instrument. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cash registers — Electric cash registers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cleaning scrapers — Shelf scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop calculator — 10-key calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Industrial sign and label portable printer — Sign printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Computer inkjet printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intercom systems — Office intercom systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Label removing kits — Label removers; Label scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDAs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Copy machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Box cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber stamping stamps — Rubber marking stamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scissors — Industrial scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Manual shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ticket dispensing machines — Ticket-printing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Hook knives See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

No skills met the minimum score.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain financial or account records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Package objects for shipping. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record production information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide information to coworkers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record shipping information. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 90% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 60% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 47% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 58% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 27% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 64% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 21% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 53% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 58% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 18% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 39% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 23% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 23% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 34% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 36% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 56% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 45% responded “Minor results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 33% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 43% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 36% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available High school diploma or equivalent Help
Not available Less than high school diploma
Not available Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CRE

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Related Occupations

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.
Employment data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.
Industry data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.

Median wages (2014) $10.99 hourly, $22,850 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 1,807,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 546,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Sources of Additional Information

Disclaimer: Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries. Links to non-DOL Internet sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.

  • Material Recording Clerks external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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