Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
68,690 1.0 % $18.72 $38,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.93 $15.03 $18.64 $22.26 $25.90
Annual Wage (2) $24,820 $31,250 $38,780 $46,310 $53,870


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) 12,030 0.60 $20.81 $43,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,090 0.24 $19.49 $40,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,590 0.09 $17.38 $36,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,640 0.07 $19.03 $39,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,560 0.03 $18.64 $38,780

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) 12,030 0.60 $20.81 $43,290
Hardware Manufacturing 70 0.33 $19.83 $41,250
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 460 0.32 $17.64 $36,690
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.31 $16.79 $34,920
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.28 $20.28 $42,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $31.49 $65,500
Postal Service 30 0.01 $29.83 $62,050
Grantmaking and Giving Services 70 0.05 $26.05 $54,180
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $24.71 $51,410
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 30 0.01 $23.87 $49,660


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 0.52 1.00 $20.19 $41,990
Texas 5,660 0.52 1.00 $18.29 $38,040
New York 3,950 0.46 0.88 $18.90 $39,300
Florida 3,030 0.41 0.79 $17.49 $36,390
New Jersey 2,930 0.77 1.48 $20.27 $42,160




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 1,670 0.91 1.76 $17.11 $35,600
Alaska 270 0.83 1.59 $22.11 $45,980
Oklahoma 1,250 0.80 1.55 $19.04 $39,610
Nebraska 730 0.79 1.52 $15.95 $33,180
Rhode Island 360 0.78 1.51 $19.58 $40,720




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 250 0.38 0.73 $24.06 $50,040
Alaska 270 0.83 1.59 $22.11 $45,980
Massachusetts 1,550 0.48 0.92 $21.96 $45,670
Maryland 1,380 0.54 1.05 $21.90 $45,550
Colorado 800 0.35 0.67 $21.51 $44,740





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 2,280 0.43 0.84 $19.26 $40,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.53 1.03 $19.11 $39,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.42 0.82 $18.77 $39,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.53 1.03 $18.62 $38,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.80 1.55 $17.29 $35,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,140 0.49 0.95 $17.59 $36,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.50 0.97 $18.95 $39,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,080 0.61 1.18 $18.13 $37,700
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.06 2.05 $20.60 $42,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.41 0.80 $22.25 $46,280




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)
Warner Robins, GA 190 3.32 6.42 $21.16 $44,010
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 50 3.24 6.25 $20.09 $41,790
Lawton, OK 90 2.27 4.37 $19.05 $39,630
Columbus, GA-AL 250 2.24 4.33 $17.35 $36,090
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.00 3.87 $18.55 $38,580
Anniston-Oxford, AL 90 1.98 3.82 $20.28 $42,190
York-Hanover, PA 320 1.87 3.61 $22.42 $46,630
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.86 3.60 $19.43 $40,420
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 130 1.54 2.97 $15.42 $32,070
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 440 1.47 2.83 $15.92 $33,120