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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.   (O'Net 43-5081.02)

 
Reported job titles:   Back Up Scan Coordinator, Grey Goods Marker, Grocery Clerk, Marking, In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate), Inventory and Pricing Associate, Label Maker   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                          - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                          - Marking Clerks
                          - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                          - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.44   $ 12.18   $ 15.59   $ 20.05   $ 13.89  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,710   $25,340   $32,420   $41,710   $28,890  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.84   $ 10.77   $ 12.67   $ 17.41   $ 23.85   $ 15.17  
    Yearly $20,460   $22,400   $26,350   $36,210   $49,610   $31,550  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.61   $ 10.14   $ 11.94   $ 14.91   $ 18.64   $ 13.12  
    Yearly $19,990   $21,080   $24,840   $31,000   $38,760   $27,290  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.37   $ 12.05   $ 15.18   $ 18.68   $ 13.30  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,580   $25,060   $31,570   $38,850   $27,660  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                  - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                  - Marking Clerks
                                  - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                  - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 3,212 3,312 0.3% 112
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                - Marking Clerks
                                - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Food and beverage stores 26.8%
    General merchandise stores 26.5%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 5.2%
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 4.4%
    Administrative and support services 4.0%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Marking Clerks
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  • Put price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
     
  • Compare printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies.
     
  • Pin, paste, sew, tie, or staple tickets, tags, or labels to article.
     
  • Record number and types of articles marked and pack articles in boxes.
     
  • Mark selling price by hand on boxes containing merchandise.
     
  • Record price, buyer, and grade of product on tickets attached to products auctioned.
     
  • Keep records of production, returned goods, and related transactions.
     
  • Indicate item size, style, color, and inspection results on tags, tickets, and labels, using rubber stamp or writing instrument.
     
  • Change the price of books in a warehouse.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


    Knowledge
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


    Skills
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    Abilities
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


    Work Activities
    for Marking Clerks
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


    Interests
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks  updated June 2006
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Marking Clerks 
     

     
     
     
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