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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
411,560 1.2 % $15.67 $32,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.36 $13.86 $18.23 $24.45
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $23,630 $28,820 $37,910 $50,860


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 110,660 6.64 $15.51 $32,270
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 59,740 26.69 $15.14 $31,490
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 42,500 12.23 $15.20 $31,610
Automobile Dealers 36,470 2.81 $21.43 $44,580
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 34,700 11.81 $12.46 $25,920

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 59,740 26.69 $15.14 $31,490
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 42,500 12.23 $15.20 $31,610
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 34,700 11.81 $12.46 $25,920
Real Estate 110,660 6.64 $15.51 $32,270
Automobile Dealers 36,470 2.81 $21.43 $44,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 40 0.01 $30.48 $63,410
Automobile Dealers 36,470 2.81 $21.43 $44,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 480 0.12 $20.58 $42,810
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $19.53 $40,630
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,470 0.77 $19.43 $40,420


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 82,980 4.77 1.70 $17.21 $35,790
Texas 43,110 3.47 1.24 $15.72 $32,700
Florida 24,950 2.84 1.01 $14.29 $29,730
New York 19,130 2.01 0.72 $16.17 $33,630
Georgia 13,220 2.96 1.05 $14.07 $29,260




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)
California 82,980 4.77 1.70 $17.21 $35,790
Colorado 12,280 4.59 1.64 $19.26 $40,060
Arkansas 4,600 3.78 1.35 $13.19 $27,430
Nevada 5,180 3.72 1.33 $14.60 $30,370
Washington 11,930 3.60 1.28 $17.74 $36,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 12,280 4.59 1.64 $19.26 $40,060
Massachusetts 6,720 1.86 0.66 $18.84 $39,180
Oregon 5,290 2.77 0.99 $18.09 $37,620
Washington 11,930 3.60 1.28 $17.74 $36,910
Rhode Island 1,140 2.36 0.84 $17.59 $36,590





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 31,340 5.02 1.79 $15.84 $32,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,740 2.04 0.73 $16.39 $34,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,980 3.82 1.36 $15.45 $32,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,580 4.28 1.53 $19.38 $40,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,530 3.45 1.23 $16.77 $34,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 9,010 6.03 2.15 $18.10 $37,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,590 3.13 1.12 $14.51 $30,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,480 2.67 0.95 $16.95 $35,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,250 1.76 0.63 $14.70 $30,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,220 3.11 1.11 $14.20 $29,530