Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
430,700 0.9 % $13.05 $27,130 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.09 $11.24 $15.23 $20.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,210 $18,910 $23,370 $31,680 $43,270


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 57,110 10.09 $12.40 $25,790
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 51,520 29.02 $12.74 $26,500
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 38,590 12.85 $10.00 $20,810
Consumer Goods Rental 37,010 22.81 $11.59 $24,120
Activities Related to Real Estate 32,880 5.57 $13.93 $28,970

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 51,520 29.02 $12.74 $26,500
Consumer Goods Rental 37,010 22.81 $11.59 $24,120
General Rental Centers 7,740 19.76 $13.62 $28,330
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 38,590 12.85 $10.00 $20,810
Lessors of Real Estate 57,110 10.09 $12.40 $25,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 30,520 2.73 $20.47 $42,580
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.05 $19.47 $40,500
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $18.02 $37,490
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,330 0.28 $17.62 $36,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 170 0.03 $17.35 $36,100


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 79,520 5.40 1.66 $14.22 $29,590
Texas 33,680 3.09 0.95 $12.82 $26,670
Florida 29,700 3.99 1.23 $11.32 $23,550
New York 17,690 2.05 0.63 $13.25 $27,560
Ohio 16,160 3.15 0.97 $11.79 $24,520




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 79,520 5.40 1.66 $14.22 $29,590
Washington 14,450 5.11 1.57 $13.97 $29,050
Alabama 8,880 4.82 1.48 $11.49 $23,910
Colorado 10,370 4.52 1.39 $13.11 $27,260
Indiana 12,040 4.22 1.30 $12.46 $25,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,190 2.90 0.89 $15.89 $33,060
Vermont 700 2.34 0.72 $15.61 $32,460
Massachusetts 8,940 2.74 0.84 $15.30 $31,830
Maryland 7,080 2.79 0.86 $14.93 $31,050
North Dakota 830 1.95 0.60 $14.68 $30,530





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 23,900 6.01 1.85 $13.30 $27,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,230 2.49 0.77 $12.91 $26,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,840 1.69 0.52 $14.37 $29,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,560 3.10 0.96 $14.20 $29,530
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,870 6.10 1.88 $14.62 $30,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,620 5.24 1.61 $15.91 $33,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,510 5.18 1.59 $14.62 $30,410
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,010 4.70 1.45 $12.61 $26,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,690 3.19 0.98 $11.59 $24,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,610 5.37 1.65 $15.23 $31,670