Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
71,470 1.4 % $19.72 $41,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.55 $15.73 $19.52 $23.30 $27.32
Annual Wage (2) $26,110 $32,720 $40,600 $48,450 $56,820


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) 11,420 0.57 $21.28 $44,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,800 0.26 $19.99 $41,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,900 0.07 $18.15 $37,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,460 0.06 $20.66 $42,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,990 0.02 $19.08 $39,690

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) 11,420 0.57 $21.28 $44,270
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 470 0.39 $19.82 $41,230
Hardware Manufacturing 70 0.30 $18.85 $39,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,800 0.26 $19.99 $41,590
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 270 0.26 $20.29 $42,200

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 $29.55 $61,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 520 0.11 $28.64 $59,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $25.90 $53,860
Scientific Research and Development Services 440 0.07 $24.11 $50,150
Legal Services 50 (7) $23.67 $49,220


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 8,160 0.53 1.02 $21.33 $44,360
Texas 6,980 0.60 1.16 $19.53 $40,620
New York 3,660 0.41 0.79 $19.68 $40,930
Ohio 3,470 0.66 1.27 $18.87 $39,250
New Jersey 3,270 0.84 1.62 $20.84 $43,340



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)
North Dakota 440 0.97 1.88 $18.66 $38,810
Arizona 2,410 0.93 1.80 $18.35 $38,170
Alaska 290 0.88 1.70 $22.92 $47,670
Oklahoma 1,380 0.86 1.66 $18.82 $39,150
New Jersey 3,270 0.84 1.62 $20.84 $43,340



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 290 0.44 0.84 $26.51 $55,130
Maryland 1,660 0.64 1.23 $23.09 $48,020
Alaska 290 0.88 1.70 $22.92 $47,670
Massachusetts 1,260 0.37 0.72 $22.05 $45,860
Illinois 2,410 0.41 0.79 $21.72 $45,180




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,970 0.46 0.89 $20.62 $42,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.55 1.06 $20.30 $42,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,870 0.64 1.23 $19.70 $40,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,680 0.90 1.73 $18.75 $39,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.35 0.67 $22.95 $47,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 1.01 $20.16 $41,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,050 0.56 1.07 $19.38 $40,320
Columbus, OH 920 0.92 1.77 $20.30 $42,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 890 0.94 1.82 $21.20 $44,090
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 890 0.77 1.49 $20.90 $43,470