Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators

Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
493,780 0.6 % $15.82 $32,900 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $12.73 $15.25 $18.40 $22.10
Annual Wage (2) $22,020 $26,490 $31,720 $38,270 $45,970


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Physicians 89,900 $15.84 $32,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,070 $15.79 $32,840
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 37,510 $15.75 $32,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,790 $16.23 $33,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,880 $14.84 $30,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 520 $20.37 $42,370
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 $20.05 $41,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 $19.68 $40,940
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 490 $19.35 $40,250
Legal Services 7,100 $19.14 $39,810


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kentucky 9,700 $14.48 $30,110 5.550
New Jersey 20,560 $17.21 $35,810 5.339
Rhode Island 2,430 $15.07 $31,340 5.307
Delaware 2,020 $16.78 $34,900 4.887
Oklahoma 7,050 $13.47 $28,020 4.625

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,780 $21.89 $45,530 2.799
Connecticut 7,020 $18.45 $38,370 4.256
Alaska 1,250 $18.26 $37,970 4.053
Massachusetts 12,170 $17.44 $36,280 3.841
California 58,070 $17.34 $36,070 3.996


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Modesto, CA 1,160 $14.58 $30,330 7.441
Valdosta, GA 380 $13.28 $27,620 7.228
Bowling Green, KY 390 $13.63 $28,350 7.009
Monroe, MI 260 $14.26 $29,650 6.879
Rochester, MN 710 $20.44 $42,510 6.843

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,220 $21.50 $44,710 3.617
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,830 $21.45 $44,620 2.882
Rochester, MN 710 $20.44 $42,510 6.843
Danbury, CT 300 $20.06 $41,720 4.356
Napa, CA 150 $19.99 $41,590 2.414


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010