Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
150,090 0.7 % $18.22 $37,900 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.93 $14.50 $17.69 $21.50 $25.55
Annual Wage (2) $24,810 $30,160 $36,800 $44,710 $53,140


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,370 0.66 $20.01 $41,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,920 0.57 $18.15 $37,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,130 0.15 $18.86 $39,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,400 0.14 $17.34 $36,070
Employment Services 6,730 0.25 $16.36 $34,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,370 0.66 $20.01 $41,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,920 0.57 $18.15 $37,760
Tobacco Manufacturing 60 0.38 $19.32 $40,180
Department Stores 5,390 0.36 $14.01 $29,140
Office Administrative Services 1,360 0.35 $17.74 $36,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 430 0.17 $24.61 $51,190
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $24.12 $50,160
Residential Building Construction 90 0.02 $23.72 $49,340
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.20 $23.60 $49,100
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.06 $23.47 $48,830


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,950 1.28 1.09 $20.81 $43,290
Texas 10,800 1.07 0.91 $17.27 $35,930
Florida 9,790 1.38 1.17 $16.30 $33,900
New York 8,930 1.07 0.91 $18.75 $39,000
Pennsylvania 8,480 1.55 1.31 $18.50 $38,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,370 2.14 1.82 $23.79 $49,470
Hawaii 1,090 1.90 1.61 $17.98 $37,390
Rhode Island 760 1.70 1.44 $17.26 $35,900
Arkansas 1,760 1.55 1.32 $15.26 $31,730
Pennsylvania 8,480 1.55 1.31 $18.50 $38,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,370 2.14 1.82 $23.79 $49,470
Massachusetts 3,170 1.02 0.86 $21.47 $44,660
Connecticut 1,630 1.02 0.87 $21.43 $44,570
California 17,950 1.28 1.09 $20.81 $43,290
Maryland 3,150 1.28 1.09 $20.00 $41,610

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,990 1.00 0.85 $19.37 $40,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,850 1.27 1.08 $20.46 $42,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,680 1.61 1.36 $22.28 $46,340
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.87 0.74 $19.54 $40,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.52 1.29 $19.09 $39,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,560 1.53 1.29 $18.52 $38,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,500 1.00 0.85 $18.45 $38,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,390 1.08 0.92 $18.61 $38,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,330 1.16 0.99 $18.36 $38,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,960 1.17 0.99 $18.68 $38,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elizabethtown, KY 260 6.08 5.15 $18.20 $37,850
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 80 4.71 3.99 $18.08 $37,610
Lawton, OK 180 4.25 3.60 $15.87 $33,020
Manhattan, KS 220 3.85 3.26 $16.55 $34,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,060 3.49 2.95 $20.68 $43,010
Columbus, GA-AL 310 2.80 2.37 $16.97 $35,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 520 2.70 2.29 $14.88 $30,950
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 210 2.66 2.25 $18.73 $38,950
Fairbanks, AK 90 2.51 2.12 $18.88 $39,260
Jacksonville, NC 110 2.49 2.11 $15.63 $32,520