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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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, office machine operation, and filing.


National estimates for Office Clerks, General
Industry profile for Office Clerks, General
Geographic profile for Office Clerks, General

National estimates for Office Clerks, General: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Office Clerks, General:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,788,090 0.4 % $ 18.16 $ 37,770 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Office Clerks, General:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.59 $ 13.26 $ 16.98 $ 21.87 $ 27.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,030 $ 27,570 $ 35,330 $ 45,480 $ 57,140


Industry profile for Office Clerks, General: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Office Clerks, General are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Office Clerks, General, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Office Clerks, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 163,330 3.02 $ 19.02 $ 39,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 115,050 3.79 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
Real Estate 112,300 6.80 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 111,640 1.35 $ 17.23 $ 35,840
Employment Services 109,470 3.42 $ 16.99 $ 35,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Office Clerks, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,070 6.99 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Death Care Services 8,900 6.81 $ 16.16 $ 33,600
Real Estate 112,300 6.80 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,380 6.67 $ 15.22 $ 31,650
Land Subdivision 2,290 6.48 $ 20.77 $ 43,210

Top paying industries for Office Clerks, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $ 29.93 $ 62,260
Postal Service (federal government) 1,080 0.17 $ 29.45 $ 61,260
Natural Gas Distribution 2,520 2.33 $ 28.76 $ 59,830
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.29 $ 24.42 $ 50,790
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.29 $ 23.82 $ 49,540


Geographic profile for Office Clerks, General: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Office Clerks, General are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Office Clerks, General, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Office Clerks, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 312,220 19.00 0.95 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Texas 292,650 24.18 1.21 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Florida 192,520 22.81 1.14 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
New York 167,640 19.29 0.96 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Illinois 147,330 26.18 1.31 $ 18.82 $ 39,150




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Office Clerks, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 7,520 28.75 1.43 $ 19.50 $ 40,550
North Dakota 11,210 28.01 1.40 $ 20.93 $ 43,540
New Hampshire 16,320 26.35 1.31 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Montana 11,950 26.25 1.31 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Illinois 147,330 26.18 1.31 $ 18.82 $ 39,150




Top paying states for Office Clerks, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,690 15.56 0.78 $ 22.93 $ 47,690
Colorado 39,090 15.16 0.76 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
Alaska 6,730 22.71 1.13 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
North Dakota 11,210 28.01 1.40 $ 20.93 $ 43,540
Washington 65,550 20.51 1.02 $ 20.88 $ 43,440





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Office Clerks, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 164,300 18.60 0.93 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 125,040 21.48 1.07 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 111,820 25.64 1.28 $ 19.15 $ 39,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 83,290 23.21 1.16 $ 18.25 $ 37,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70,490 23.75 1.18 $ 20.18 $ 41,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 62,600 23.21 1.16 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60,770 24.23 1.21 $ 17.51 $ 36,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 49,430 16.36 0.82 $ 20.88 $ 43,440
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 40,900 22.98 1.15 $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40,160 15.26 0.76 $ 17.83 $ 37,090




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Office Clerks, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 5,390 49.69 2.48 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Midland, MI 1,140 36.90 1.84 $ 18.31 $ 38,070
Champaign-Urbana, IL 3,350 35.04 1.75 $ 19.41 $ 40,360
Springfield, IL 3,440 34.96 1.74 $ 18.74 $ 38,990
State College, PA 2,220 34.49 1.72 $ 17.88 $ 37,180
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 6,790 34.45 1.72 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Carbondale-Marion, IL 1,650 32.76 1.63 $ 17.28 $ 35,940
Casper, WY 1,190 32.28 1.61 $ 19.99 $ 41,580
Punta Gorda, FL 1,440 30.99 1.55 $ 17.76 $ 36,950
Jefferson City, MO 2,210 30.43 1.52 $ 16.72 $ 34,790