Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,889,970 0.6 % $14.82 $30,820 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.79 $10.53 $13.78 $17.82 $22.54
Annual Wage (2) $18,280 $21,910 $28,670 $37,070 $46,890


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)
Employment Services 182,260 5.28 $13.70 $28,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 172,020 3.24 $15.90 $33,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 141,670 4.82 $15.25 $31,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 110,610 1.33 $14.24 $29,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80,080 1.53 $15.76 $32,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 34,290 12.05 $14.09 $29,300
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 2,560 11.56 $14.34 $29,820
Office Administrative Services 36,320 8.07 $14.27 $29,670
Death Care Services 8,430 6.25 $13.48 $28,030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 4,480 6.06 $13.31 $27,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,300 0.21 $26.62 $55,370
Natural Gas Distribution 3,240 2.94 $24.53 $51,010
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 170 1.59 $20.85 $43,370
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 350 0.19 $20.72 $43,100
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 520 0.90 $20.60 $42,840


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 329,560 29.35 1.37 $15.29 $31,810
California 326,890 21.62 1.01 $16.00 $33,270
New York 207,560 23.56 1.10 $14.93 $31,050
Florida 145,470 18.98 0.89 $13.31 $27,680
Illinois 142,970 24.80 1.16 $15.89 $33,050



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 27,590 38.99 1.82 $12.44 $25,880
Wisconsin 80,800 29.62 1.38 $15.12 $31,460
Texas 329,560 29.35 1.37 $15.29 $31,810
Michigan 114,870 28.20 1.32 $14.94 $31,070
Arkansas 29,510 25.47 1.19 $11.74 $24,420



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 7,280 22.39 1.05 $20.47 $42,580
District of Columbia 10,500 15.56 0.73 $20.01 $41,620
Colorado 31,320 13.23 0.62 $17.30 $35,980
Connecticut 30,350 18.43 0.86 $17.02 $35,400
New Hampshire 13,060 20.83 0.97 $16.93 $35,220




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 131,550 24.40 1.14 $15.49 $32,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 97,200 23.96 1.12 $15.32 $31,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 89,240 23.79 1.11 $15.74 $32,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 81,770 28.76 1.34 $16.52 $34,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 62,510 27.92 1.31 $16.19 $33,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 45,710 19.14 0.90 $13.71 $28,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 45,050 18.94 0.89 $17.86 $37,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 42,180 22.66 1.06 $16.50 $34,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 37,120 20.34 0.95 $15.99 $33,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 36,100 19.77 0.92 $15.98 $33,240