Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks

Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization. Excludes "Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service" (43-2011).


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)
981,150 0.5 % $13.38 $27,830 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $10.45 $12.87 $15.68 $18.55
Annual Wage (2) $18,600 $21,750 $26,760 $32,610 $38,590


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)
Offices of Physicians 198,940 8.10 $13.82 $28,750
Offices of Dentists 75,460 8.56 $15.62 $32,490
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 56,590 7.31 $12.71 $26,440
Personal Care Services 56,510 8.66 $11.00 $22,880
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 48,260 7.63 $12.80 $26,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 56,510 8.66 $11.00 $22,880
Offices of Dentists 75,460 8.56 $15.62 $32,490
Offices of Physicians 198,940 8.10 $13.82 $28,750
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 48,260 7.63 $12.80 $26,630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 56,590 7.31 $12.71 $26,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 270 0.04 $27.13 $56,430
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $23.14 $48,120
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $18.24 $37,950
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 50 0.74 $17.08 $35,520
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $16.95 $35,260


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 98,680 6.53 0.90 $14.64 $30,450
New York 87,070 9.88 1.36 $14.55 $30,270
Florida 77,050 10.05 1.38 $12.92 $26,870
Texas 56,250 5.01 0.69 $12.36 $25,720
New Jersey 49,890 12.89 1.78 $14.09 $29,310



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)
New Jersey 49,890 12.89 1.78 $14.09 $29,310
South Dakota 4,590 11.23 1.55 $11.65 $24,230
Florida 77,050 10.05 1.38 $12.92 $26,870
New York 87,070 9.88 1.36 $14.55 $30,270
Kentucky 15,820 8.75 1.20 $12.10 $25,160



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 3,840 5.70 0.78 $16.43 $34,170
Alaska 2,360 7.27 1.00 $15.79 $32,850
Connecticut 12,570 7.63 1.05 $15.62 $32,500
Washington 21,390 7.38 1.02 $14.84 $30,870
Massachusetts 19,380 5.83 0.80 $14.71 $30,610




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 54,300 10.07 1.39 $14.92 $31,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,860 6.38 0.88 $14.37 $29,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 25,040 6.67 0.92 $14.16 $29,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 19,100 8.00 1.10 $13.81 $28,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,660 7.85 1.08 $14.91 $31,000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 17,800 14.10 1.94 $14.77 $30,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 16,340 8.78 1.21 $13.49 $28,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,300 7.83 1.08 $14.21 $29,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,250 5.01 0.69 $12.97 $26,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 14,220 14.20 1.96 $13.63 $28,340