Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-9061 Office Clerks, General

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.


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)
2,944,420 0.5 % $15.33 $31,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $10.83 $14.22 $18.39 $23.34
Annual Wage (2) $18,840 $22,540 $29,580 $38,250 $48,540


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 169,700 3.17 $16.21 $33,720
Employment Services 168,710 4.71 $14.16 $29,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 134,050 4.50 $15.17 $31,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 117,960 1.41 $14.78 $30,750
Offices of Physicians 79,450 3.17 $15.83 $32,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 35,770 12.35 $14.56 $30,280
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 2,380 10.32 $15.31 $31,850
Office Administrative Services 38,200 8.28 $14.94 $31,070
Death Care Services 8,620 6.40 $13.94 $28,990
Land Subdivision 2,510 6.21 $15.76 $32,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,290 0.21 $27.18 $56,540
Natural Gas Distribution 3,650 3.24 $25.61 $53,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 370 0.18 $21.10 $43,900
Satellite Telecommunications 140 2.09 $20.85 $43,370
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 140 2.82 $20.60 $42,850


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)
Texas 351,230 30.35 1.42 $15.97 $33,210
California 324,030 20.91 0.98 $16.69 $34,720
New York 199,180 22.17 1.04 $15.37 $31,980
Florida 155,040 19.56 0.92 $13.64 $28,370
Illinois 142,980 24.43 1.14 $16.34 $33,980



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)
West Virginia 27,740 39.24 1.84 $12.91 $26,860
Wisconsin 88,780 32.03 1.50 $15.62 $32,480
Texas 351,230 30.35 1.42 $15.97 $33,210
Michigan 109,640 26.44 1.24 $15.73 $32,710
Montana 10,940 24.46 1.15 $14.13 $29,400



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 6,810 20.81 0.97 $21.97 $45,690
District of Columbia 9,960 14.74 0.69 $20.82 $43,300
Colorado 38,450 15.68 0.73 $18.16 $37,780
Connecticut 33,480 20.18 0.94 $17.56 $36,530
Massachusetts 64,290 18.93 0.89 $17.41 $36,210




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 146,570 22.62 1.06 $15.88 $33,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 91,810 22.37 1.05 $15.88 $33,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 84,650 23.70 1.11 $16.40 $34,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 83,130 28.37 1.33 $17.80 $37,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 68,370 29.35 1.37 $16.57 $34,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 47,460 19.13 0.90 $14.20 $29,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 45,800 18.95 0.89 $18.51 $38,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 36,280 19.34 0.91 $16.85 $35,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 36,170 19.23 0.90 $16.68 $34,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 32,530 27.72 1.30 $15.98 $33,240