Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-3061 Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.


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)
69,750 1.0 % $18.43 $38,340 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.74 $14.77 $18.38 $21.95 $25.55
Annual Wage (2) $24,420 $30,730 $38,220 $45,650 $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) 12,490 0.61 $20.71 $43,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,560 0.09 $16.94 $35,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,280 0.21 $19.12 $39,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,740 0.07 $18.78 $39,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,860 0.03 $18.45 $38,370

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) 12,490 0.61 $20.71 $43,070
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.36 $16.67 $34,680
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 500 0.35 $17.35 $36,090
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 470 0.33 $17.54 $36,490
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 290 0.31 $22.79 $47,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 40 0.01 $28.98 $60,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $23.60 $49,100
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.03 $23.09 $48,030
Waste Treatment and Disposal 130 0.14 $23.06 $47,970
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 290 0.31 $22.79 $47,390


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 7,590 0.53 0.99 $20.02 $41,630
Texas 5,440 0.51 0.96 $17.87 $37,170
New York 4,000 0.47 0.87 $18.24 $37,940
Florida 3,360 0.46 0.86 $17.19 $35,740
New Jersey 3,180 0.84 1.56 $19.46 $40,490




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)
South Carolina 1,860 1.04 1.94 $17.54 $36,490
Nebraska 930 1.01 1.90 $15.42 $32,080
New Jersey 3,180 0.84 1.56 $19.46 $40,490
Alaska 260 0.83 1.55 $22.09 $45,950
Minnesota 1,930 0.73 1.36 $16.74 $34,810




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 260 0.40 0.75 $23.82 $49,550
Alaska 260 0.83 1.55 $22.09 $45,950
Massachusetts 1,400 0.44 0.82 $21.71 $45,150
Maryland 1,520 0.61 1.13 $21.39 $44,490
Connecticut 950 0.59 1.10 $21.15 $43,990





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 2,420 0.47 0.88 $18.91 $39,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.56 1.04 $18.46 $38,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.48 0.90 $18.29 $38,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,410 0.81 1.51 $16.67 $34,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,210 0.54 1.00 $17.48 $36,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,190 0.45 0.84 $18.09 $37,630
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.17 2.18 $20.24 $42,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.47 0.87 $22.00 $45,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.52 0.97 $18.81 $39,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 970 0.56 1.05 $18.38 $38,240