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

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 Brokerage Clerks
Industry profile for Brokerage Clerks
Geographic profile for Brokerage Clerks

National estimates for Brokerage Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Brokerage Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
39,980 3.6 % $ 27.75 $ 57,710 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Brokerage Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.89 $ 22.71 $ 25.96 $ 30.08 $ 37.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,290 $ 47,230 $ 54,000 $ 62,570 $ 78,290


Industry profile for Brokerage Clerks:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Brokerage Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 26,990 2.82 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 9,200 0.46 $ 25.72 $ 53,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 980 0.04 $ 27.15 $ 56,470
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 740 0.06 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 520 0.08 $ 26.56 $ 55,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Brokerage Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 26,990 2.82 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 9,200 0.46 $ 25.72 $ 53,500
Freight Transportation Arrangement 380 0.16 $ 25.35 $ 52,730
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 520 0.08 $ 26.56 $ 55,250
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 740 0.06 $ 27.30 $ 56,780

Top paying industries for Brokerage Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 29.23 $ 60,790
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 26,990 2.82 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Insurance Carriers 270 0.02 $ 27.60 $ 57,410
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 740 0.06 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 980 0.04 $ 27.15 $ 56,470


Geographic profile for Brokerage Clerks:

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



Map of employment of brokerage clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Brokerage Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,870 0.56 1.98 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Texas 3,520 0.29 1.02 $ 25.45 $ 52,930
New Jersey 3,410 0.89 3.12 $ 29.54 $ 61,440
California 3,140 0.19 0.67 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Florida 3,030 0.35 1.24 $ 27.09 $ 56,340


Map of location quotient of brokerage clerks by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,410 0.89 3.12 $ 29.54 $ 61,440
Rhode Island 380 0.83 2.94 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Minnesota 1,790 0.65 2.30 $ 25.72 $ 53,500
New York 4,870 0.56 1.98 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Nebraska 530 0.56 1.97 $ 27.12 $ 56,420


Map of annual mean wages of brokerage clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Brokerage Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 550 0.35 1.23 $ 39.60 $ 82,360
New York 4,870 0.56 1.98 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Washington 440 0.14 0.48 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.27 $ 31.55 $ 65,620
Massachusetts 850 0.25 0.88 $ 30.90 $ 64,270



Map of employment of brokerage clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Brokerage Clerks:

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 6,720 0.77 2.73 $ 33.33 $ 69,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,830 0.43 1.52 $ 27.65 $ 57,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,670 0.92 3.23 $ 25.87 $ 53,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,540 0.58 2.04 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,490 0.26 0.92 $ 26.20 $ 54,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,260 0.35 1.24 $ 27.11 $ 56,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,250 0.48 1.71 $ 29.28 $ 60,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 920 0.38 1.33 $ 31.31 $ 65,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 860 0.67 2.35 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
St. Louis, MO-IL 840 0.66 2.32 $ 23.47 $ 48,820


Map of location quotient of brokerage clerks by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 490 2.16 7.62 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 200 1.15 4.05 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 490 1.05 3.71 $ 27.48 $ 57,160
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 390 1.04 3.65 (8) (8)
Albuquerque, NM 370 1.02 3.61 $ 23.44 $ 48,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,670 0.92 3.23 $ 25.87 $ 53,800
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 420 0.84 2.96 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,720 0.77 2.73 $ 33.33 $ 69,330
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 380 0.71 2.50 $ 25.39 $ 52,810
Jacksonville, FL 460 0.68 2.38 $ 24.64 $ 51,250


Map of annual mean wages of brokerage clerks by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Brokerage Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 0.70 $ 35.73 $ 74,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,720 0.77 2.73 $ 33.33 $ 69,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.23 $ 33.16 $ 68,970
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 300 0.16 0.56 $ 32.76 $ 68,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.37 1.31 $ 31.73 $ 66,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 920 0.38 1.33 $ 31.31 $ 65,120
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 0.32 1.14 $ 30.99 $ 64,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 680 0.54 1.92 $ 30.71 $ 63,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 120 0.10 0.35 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.12 0.43 $ 30.03 $ 62,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Brokerage Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.18 $ 17.64 $ 36,700
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.89 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.85 $ 20.98 $ 43,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.67 $ 25.30 $ 52,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Brokerage Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.18 $ 17.64 $ 36,700
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.89 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.85 $ 20.98 $ 43,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.67 $ 25.30 $ 52,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Brokerage Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.67 $ 25.30 $ 52,630
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.89 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.85 $ 20.98 $ 43,650
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.18 $ 17.64 $ 36,700


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022