Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
145,780 0.6 % $18.43 $38,330 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $14.68 $17.91 $21.77 $26.04
Annual Wage (2) $24,910 $30,540 $37,250 $45,280 $54,170


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) 12,820 0.62 $20.06 $41,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,610 0.56 $18.56 $38,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,870 0.14 $19.13 $39,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,010 0.13 $17.58 $36,560
Employment Services 6,870 0.23 $16.43 $34,180

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) 12,820 0.62 $20.06 $41,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,610 0.56 $18.56 $38,600
Department Stores 5,990 0.39 $14.45 $30,050
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 0.37 $19.65 $40,880
Office Administrative Services 1,370 0.34 $17.34 $36,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 480 0.18 $25.35 $52,720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.05 $23.92 $49,740
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.17 $23.75 $49,410
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.09 $22.95 $47,740
Support Activities for Water Transportation 50 0.05 $22.82 $47,470


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 17,350 1.24 1.09 $21.08 $43,840
Texas 10,740 1.04 0.92 $17.60 $36,600
Florida 9,020 1.26 1.11 $16.51 $34,340
Pennsylvania 8,420 1.52 1.33 $18.71 $38,910
New York 8,260 0.98 0.86 $19.13 $39,790




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 1,340 2.07 1.82 $24.06 $50,030
Hawaii 1,030 1.79 1.57 $18.16 $37,760
Pennsylvania 8,420 1.52 1.33 $18.71 $38,910
Arkansas 1,620 1.42 1.25 $15.99 $33,260
New Mexico 1,090 1.41 1.24 $17.08 $35,540




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 1,340 2.07 1.82 $24.06 $50,030
Connecticut 1,680 1.04 0.92 $21.81 $45,360
Massachusetts 3,120 0.99 0.87 $21.69 $45,110
California 17,350 1.24 1.09 $21.08 $43,840
Maryland 3,390 1.37 1.20 $20.43 $42,490





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 4,780 1.25 1.10 $20.96 $43,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,600 0.91 0.80 $19.47 $40,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.48 1.30 $22.13 $46,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,890 0.81 0.71 $19.72 $41,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,850 1.57 1.38 $19.32 $40,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,560 1.15 1.01 $18.29 $38,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,450 0.96 0.85 $19.02 $39,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,360 1.38 1.21 $19.08 $39,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,320 1.13 1.00 $18.40 $38,270
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,920 1.53 1.35 $20.52 $42,680