Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), "Order Clerks" (43-4151), and "Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks" (43-4181).


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)
420,070 1.0 % $12.75 $26,520 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.96 $10.93 $14.84 $20.33
Annual Wage (2) $16,970 $18,630 $22,740 $30,860 $42,280


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)
Lessors of Real Estate 51,280 9.08 $12.09 $25,150
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 49,270 30.00 $12.85 $26,720
Consumer Goods Rental 42,450 23.62 $11.01 $22,900
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 40,530 13.50 $9.78 $20,350
Automobile Dealers 28,990 2.78 $20.36 $42,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 49,270 30.00 $12.85 $26,720
Consumer Goods Rental 42,450 23.62 $11.01 $22,900
General Rental Centers 8,550 21.21 $13.50 $28,070
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 40,530 13.50 $9.78 $20,350
Lessors of Real Estate 51,280 9.08 $12.09 $25,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 28,990 2.78 $20.36 $42,340
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,690 0.35 $17.85 $37,120
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $16.79 $34,920
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 80 0.01 $16.76 $34,860
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.12 $16.59 $34,500


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 76,570 5.45 1.67 $13.96 $29,040
Texas 34,610 3.36 1.03 $12.82 $26,670
Florida 25,780 3.60 1.10 $12.02 $25,000
Illinois 17,680 3.17 0.97 $12.08 $25,130
Ohio 16,530 3.32 1.01 $11.76 $24,470




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)
California 76,570 5.45 1.67 $13.96 $29,040
Washington 14,480 5.32 1.63 $13.15 $27,340
Nebraska 4,240 4.69 1.43 $12.48 $25,960
Colorado 10,070 4.62 1.41 $13.02 $27,080
Alabama 8,360 4.62 1.41 $11.11 $23,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 830 2.85 0.87 $14.54 $30,240
Maryland 6,800 2.74 0.84 $14.50 $30,160
New Hampshire 1,730 2.86 0.87 $14.30 $29,740
Delaware 1,150 2.86 0.87 $14.25 $29,650
District of Columbia 450 0.70 0.21 $13.99 $29,090





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 24,440 6.39 1.95 $13.34 $27,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,160 3.12 0.95 $12.68 $26,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,400 3.29 1.01 $13.11 $27,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,090 5.74 1.75 $14.49 $30,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,850 1.35 0.41 $13.88 $28,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,840 4.99 1.52 $13.66 $28,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,810 4.91 1.50 $14.82 $30,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,800 3.39 1.04 $12.98 $26,990
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,540 4.61 1.41 $13.08 $27,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,520 2.70 0.82 $13.87 $28,850