Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
136,960 0.6 % $18.52 $38,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.96 $14.76 $18.12 $21.92 $26.08
Annual Wage (2) $24,870 $30,700 $37,680 $45,590 $54,240


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) 11,090 0.55 $20.63 $42,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,510 0.49 $18.78 $39,050
Employment Services 6,940 0.21 $16.88 $35,100
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,720 0.38 $16.34 $33,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,560 0.12 $19.60 $40,770

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) 11,090 0.55 $20.63 $42,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,510 0.49 $18.78 $39,050
Department Stores 5,980 0.43 $14.51 $30,170
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,720 0.38 $16.34 $33,990
Office Administrative Services 1,510 0.35 $17.56 $36,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.14 $25.86 $53,780
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.09 $24.27 $50,490
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 850 0.14 $24.25 $50,450
Offices of Dentists 180 0.02 $23.97 $49,850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 70 0.04 $22.87 $47,560


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 15,950 1.08 1.05 $20.77 $43,210
Texas 10,580 0.97 0.94 $17.84 $37,110
New York 8,340 0.97 0.94 $19.10 $39,720
Florida 7,200 0.97 0.94 $16.57 $34,460
Pennsylvania 7,160 1.27 1.23 $17.68 $36,770




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 1,120 1.68 1.63 $21.93 $45,620
Maryland 4,040 1.60 1.54 $20.53 $42,700
Hawaii 970 1.60 1.55 $18.22 $37,890
Alaska 510 1.57 1.52 $20.92 $43,520
North Carolina 5,260 1.33 1.29 $16.94 $35,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,160 0.97 0.94 $22.25 $46,290
District of Columbia 1,120 1.68 1.63 $21.93 $45,620
Connecticut 1,350 0.82 0.80 $21.33 $44,360
Alaska 510 1.57 1.52 $20.92 $43,520
California 15,950 1.08 1.05 $20.77 $43,210





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 4,670 0.89 0.86 $19.56 $40,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.00 0.97 $20.38 $42,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.31 1.27 $21.03 $43,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.81 0.78 $20.34 $42,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,600 1.13 1.09 $18.87 $39,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.41 1.37 $18.67 $38,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,400 1.34 1.30 $19.65 $40,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,360 0.86 0.83 $18.58 $38,650
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,330 1.82 1.76 $20.38 $42,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.96 0.93 $19.24 $40,010