Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
2,832,010 0.6 % $14.42 $29,990 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.67 $10.32 $13.49 $17.39 $21.80
Annual Wage (2) $18,040 $21,460 $28,050 $36,170 $45,340


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) 174,480 3.18 $15.60 $32,460
Employment Services 174,160 5.31 $13.47 $28,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 149,730 5.11 $14.70 $30,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 107,590 1.30 $14.11 $29,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 85,190 1.62 $15.24 $31,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 29,950 10.92 $13.49 $28,050
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 2,080 10.19 $13.43 $27,930
Office Administrative Services 32,960 7.56 $14.09 $29,300
Death Care Services 8,270 6.20 $12.86 $26,750
Lessors of Real Estate 32,150 5.68 $13.27 $27,600

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 $25.79 $53,640
Natural Gas Distribution 3,360 3.08 $23.16 $48,180
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 120 1.34 $19.88 $41,360
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 90 3.75 $19.45 $40,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,540 1.43 $19.20 $39,930


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 323,770 22.00 1.03 $15.83 $32,930
Texas 295,970 27.12 1.27 $14.52 $30,200
New York 211,440 24.49 1.15 $14.33 $29,800
Florida 141,060 18.93 0.89 $13.20 $27,450
Illinois 138,650 24.30 1.14 $15.12 $31,440




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 28,340 39.95 1.87 $12.34 $25,660
Michigan 113,010 28.26 1.32 $14.47 $30,110
Wisconsin 74,060 27.38 1.28 $14.74 $30,670
Texas 295,970 27.12 1.27 $14.52 $30,200
Alaska 8,030 24.88 1.16 $18.98 $39,470




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 9,660 14.50 0.68 $19.78 $41,140
Alaska 8,030 24.88 1.16 $18.98 $39,470
New Hampshire 13,370 21.56 1.01 $16.62 $34,570
Connecticut 27,970 17.10 0.80 $16.53 $34,390
Colorado 28,380 12.37 0.58 $16.42 $34,160





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 132,400 25.26 1.18 $14.82 $30,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 91,520 23.02 1.08 $15.07 $31,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 87,530 23.65 1.11 $15.22 $31,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 75,680 27.44 1.28 $15.80 $32,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 54,120 25.18 1.18 $15.35 $31,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 44,580 19.31 0.90 $13.52 $28,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 42,380 17.90 0.84 $17.50 $36,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 41,480 22.54 1.06 $16.19 $33,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 36,540 20.40 0.95 $15.43 $32,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 35,460 24.42 1.14 $16.21 $33,720