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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes “Fast Food and Counter Workers” (35-3023), “Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks” (43-4081), “Order Clerks” (43-4151), and “Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks” (43-4181).


National estimates for Counter and Rental Clerks
Industry profile for Counter and Rental Clerks
Geographic profile for Counter and Rental Clerks

National estimates for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
371,620 1.5 % $ 17.39 $ 36,170 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.00 $ 13.78 $ 15.06 $ 18.77 $ 24.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,880 $ 28,660 $ 31,330 $ 39,040 $ 50,830


Industry profile for Counter and Rental Clerks:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Counter and Rental Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 106,700 6.38 $ 17.24 $ 35,850
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 55,670 31.32 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Automobile Dealers 41,210 3.38 $ 23.81 $ 49,530
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 28,030 9.67 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 21,530 9.33 $ 12.95 $ 26,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Counter and Rental Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 55,670 31.32 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 28,030 9.67 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 21,530 9.33 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Real Estate 106,700 6.38 $ 17.24 $ 35,850
Automobile Dealers 41,210 3.38 $ 23.81 $ 49,530

Top paying industries for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 30 0.02 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 26.21 $ 54,510
Automobile Dealers 41,210 3.38 $ 23.81 $ 49,530
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 23.44 $ 48,750
Building Equipment Contractors 160 0.01 $ 23.29 $ 48,440


Geographic profile for Counter and Rental Clerks:

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



Map of employment of counter and rental clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Counter and Rental Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 68,550 4.15 1.57 $ 18.94 $ 39,380
Texas 35,020 2.86 1.09 $ 16.97 $ 35,290
Florida 24,650 2.86 1.09 $ 15.68 $ 32,610
North Carolina 18,170 4.11 1.56 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Washington 16,060 5.01 1.90 $ 19.49 $ 40,530


Map of location quotient of counter and rental clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Counter and Rental Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 16,060 5.01 1.90 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Colorado 11,270 4.30 1.63 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
California 68,550 4.15 1.57 $ 18.94 $ 39,380
North Carolina 18,170 4.11 1.56 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Arkansas 4,590 3.85 1.46 $ 15.10 $ 31,400


Map of annual mean wages of counter and rental clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Counter and Rental Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,220 2.22 0.84 $ 22.16 $ 46,100
Arizona 5,970 2.07 0.79 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
Colorado 11,270 4.30 1.63 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
New Hampshire 1,970 3.10 1.17 $ 20.09 $ 41,780
Massachusetts 5,940 1.75 0.66 $ 20.08 $ 41,770



Map of employment of counter and rental clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Counter and Rental Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 28,820 5.04 1.91 $ 18.23 $ 37,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,720 1.47 0.56 $ 19.98 $ 41,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,700 2.98 1.13 $ 17.39 $ 36,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 10,440 5.44 2.06 $ 20.41 $ 42,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,770 3.03 1.15 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,770 2.65 1.00 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 7,760 3.46 1.31 $ 21.31 $ 44,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,260 1.71 0.65 $ 16.04 $ 33,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,060 2.73 1.03 $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,790 4.44 1.68 $ 18.27 $ 38,000


Map of location quotient of counter and rental clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Counter and Rental Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 580 7.75 2.94 $ 13.70 $ 28,500
Wenatchee, WA 330 7.07 2.68 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Wilmington, NC 810 6.28 2.38 $ 16.01 $ 33,310
Jacksonville, NC 280 5.88 2.23 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Hot Springs, AR 200 5.49 2.08 $ 14.30 $ 29,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 10,440 5.44 2.06 $ 20.41 $ 42,460
Redding, CA 350 5.38 2.04 $ 18.26 $ 37,970
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,810 5.29 2.01 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Fayetteville, NC 660 5.27 2.00 $ 14.48 $ 30,130
Raleigh, NC 3,290 5.19 1.97 $ 16.18 $ 33,650