Marking Clerks
SOC: 43-5081.02


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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,878,100 employed

Projected (2024):
1,971,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Back Up Scan Coordinator
  • Grey Goods Marker
  • Grocery Clerk, Marking
  • In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate)
  • Inventory and Pricing Associate
  • Label Maker
  • Marker
  • Marking Clerk
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Price Accuracy Supervisor
  • Price Changer
  • Pricing Associate
  • Receiver
  • Sales Associate
  • Scan Coordinator
  • Sorter-Pricer
  • Stubber
  • Tag Marker
  • Ticket Marker
  • Ticketer
  • Warehouse Pricing and Inventory Clerk

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Barcode scanners
  • Box cutters
  • Computer inkjet printers
  • Copy machines
  • Electric cash registers
  • Hook knives
  • Industrial scissors
  • Label removers
  • Label scrapers
  • Manual shears
  • Office intercom systems
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDAs
  • Rubber marking stamps
  • Shelf scrapers
  • Sign printers
  • Staple guns
  • Ticket-printing machines
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word

  • office and administrative support

    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330