Marking Clerk  What They Do

Just the Facts


Prints and attaches price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking prices on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machines.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Administrative Services pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Puts price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
  • Compares printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Pins, pastes, sews, ties, or staples tickets, tags, or labels to article.
  • Records number and types of articles marked and packs articles in boxes.
  • Marks selling price by hand on boxes containing merchandise.
  • Records price, buyer, and grade of product on tickets attached to products auctioned.
  • Keeps records of production, returned goods, and related transactions.
  • Indicates item size, style, color, and inspection results on tags, tickets, and labels, using rubber stamp or writing instrument.
  • Changes the price of books in a warehouse.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate) --
  • Inventory and Pricing Associate --
  • Label Maker --
  • Pricing Associate --
  • Scan Coordinator --
  • Ticketer --
  • Warehouse Pricing and Inventory Clerk --