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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022), "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 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)
426,700 1.0 % $15.00 $31,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $10.78 $13.12 $17.56 $23.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,130 $22,430 $27,290 $36,520 $49,270


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)
Real Estate 112,470 6.95 $15.08 $31,360
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 59,250 27.68 $14.52 $30,190
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 44,540 13.02 $14.35 $29,850
Automobile Dealers 35,940 2.78 $20.60 $42,840
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 35,930 12.18 $11.86 $24,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 59,250 27.68 $14.52 $30,190
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 44,540 13.02 $14.35 $29,850
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 35,930 12.18 $11.86 $24,660
Real Estate 112,470 6.95 $15.08 $31,360
Automobile Dealers 35,940 2.78 $20.60 $42,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 30 0.02 $20.85 $43,360
Automobile Dealers 35,940 2.78 $20.60 $42,840
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $19.90 $41,390
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,950 0.86 $19.01 $39,530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 90 (7) $18.91 $39,330


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 85,960 5.05 1.71 $16.54 $34,410
Texas 45,180 3.73 1.26 $14.64 $30,460
Florida 25,690 2.98 1.01 $14.14 $29,400
New York 20,500 2.18 0.74 $15.22 $31,650
Colorado 13,390 5.11 1.73 $18.26 $37,980




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)
Colorado 13,390 5.11 1.73 $18.26 $37,980
California 85,960 5.05 1.71 $16.54 $34,410
Nevada 5,400 4.01 1.36 $13.47 $28,020
Texas 45,180 3.73 1.26 $14.64 $30,460
Alabama 7,020 3.61 1.22 $13.14 $27,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 13,390 5.11 1.73 $18.26 $37,980
New Jersey 7,970 1.97 0.67 $17.93 $37,290
Massachusetts 6,550 1.83 0.62 $17.53 $36,460
New Hampshire 2,010 3.08 1.04 $17.44 $36,280
Oregon 5,130 2.72 0.92 $17.39 $36,180





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 33,170 5.42 1.84 $15.49 $32,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,620 2.07 0.70 $16.07 $33,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,140 3.96 1.34 $14.41 $29,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,650 3.91 1.33 $15.36 $31,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,440 4.73 1.60 $18.21 $37,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 9,610 6.57 2.23 $16.48 $34,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,380 2.67 0.91 $16.13 $33,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,200 1.77 0.60 $13.84 $28,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,790 2.90 0.99 $14.44 $30,040
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,590 2.93 0.99 $15.16 $31,540