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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-4011 Brokerage Clerks

Perform duties related to the purchase, sale, or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.


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)
47,990 2.7 % $26.53 $55,190 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.11 $20.91 $25.36 $30.66 $37.58
Annual Wage (2) $35,600 $43,490 $52,750 $63,770 $78,160


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)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 35,510 3.78 $26.97 $56,100
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 6,820 0.33 $25.51 $53,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,670 0.07 $25.70 $53,460
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,190 0.21 $25.08 $52,160
Real Estate 770 0.05 $23.54 $48,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 35,510 3.78 $26.97 $56,100
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 6,820 0.33 $25.51 $53,050
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,190 0.21 $25.08 $52,160
Freight Transportation Arrangement 210 0.09 $24.79 $51,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,670 0.07 $25.70 $53,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services 70 0.01 $28.17 $58,580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.62 $57,440
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 35,510 3.78 $26.97 $56,100
Legal Services (8) (8) $26.37 $54,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,670 0.07 $25.70 $53,460


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 4,670 0.27 0.82 $27.85 $57,920
New York 4,590 0.48 1.48 $34.08 $70,890
Texas 4,280 0.34 1.05 $25.62 $53,300
Florida 3,200 0.36 1.11 $25.99 $54,050
New Jersey 2,450 0.60 1.83 $28.71 $59,720




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)
Minnesota 2,050 0.71 2.18 $24.64 $51,250
New Hampshire 420 0.63 1.94 $25.89 $53,860
New Jersey 2,450 0.60 1.83 $28.71 $59,720
Missouri 1,550 0.55 1.69 $21.93 $45,610
New York 4,590 0.48 1.48 $34.08 $70,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,590 0.48 1.48 $34.08 $70,890
Connecticut 590 0.35 1.08 $30.55 $63,540
Maine 90 0.14 0.43 $29.30 $60,940
New Jersey 2,450 0.60 1.83 $28.71 $59,720
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $28.57 $59,420





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,080 0.63 1.93 $33.21 $69,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,020 0.55 1.69 $25.91 $53,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,010 0.43 1.31 $28.02 $58,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,990 0.32 0.98 $27.78 $57,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,930 0.67 2.05 $27.78 $57,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 0.95 2.90 $24.72 $51,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,630 0.58 1.78 $27.56 $57,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,490 0.57 1.73 $27.25 $56,690
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,140 0.92 2.81 $26.03 $54,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,040 0.42 1.29 $29.61 $61,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 420 1.02 3.11 $31.47 $65,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 0.95 2.90 $24.72 $51,410
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,140 0.92 2.81 $26.03 $54,140
Richmond, VA 560 0.86 2.62 $23.10 $48,050
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 120 0.79 2.40 $24.53 $51,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,030 0.75 2.29 $26.98 $56,130
Akron, OH 240 0.72 2.20 $23.51 $48,910
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 430 0.69 2.10 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,930 0.67 2.05 $27.78 $57,770
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.65 1.99 $20.52 $42,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 6,080 0.63 1.93 $33.21 $69,070
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 420 1.02 3.11 $31.47 $65,450
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 0.30 0.91 $30.42 $63,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 0.48 $30.33 $63,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,040 0.42 1.29 $29.61 $61,580
Portland-South Portland, ME 80 0.37 1.15 $29.33 $61,000
Montgomery, AL 40 0.23 0.69 $29.08 $60,480
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $28.80 $59,900
Jacksonville, FL 360 0.52 1.58 $28.74 $59,780
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 180 0.49 1.51 $28.49 $59,260


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020