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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
368,300 1.3 % $ 16.68 $ 34,700 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.99 $ 12.28 $ 14.84 $ 19.21 $ 25.75
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,780 $ 25,540 $ 30,870 $ 39,960 $ 53,550


Industry profile for Counter and Rental Clerks: Top

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 109,960 6.66 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 50,650 26.00 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 36,300 11.64 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Automobile Dealers 34,830 2.91 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 28,740 11.29 $ 13.41 $ 27,890

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 50,650 26.00 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 36,300 11.64 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 28,740 11.29 $ 13.41 $ 27,890
Real Estate 109,960 6.66 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Automobile Dealers 34,830 2.91 $ 22.29 $ 46,370

Top paying industries for Counter and Rental Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 50 0.01 $ 30.12 $ 62,650
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 30 0.02 $ 27.91 $ 58,060
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $ 22.80 $ 47,420
Automobile Dealers 34,830 2.91 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $ 21.85 $ 45,450


Geographic profile for Counter and Rental Clerks: Top

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.





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 74,340 4.52 1.71 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Texas 36,010 2.98 1.12 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Florida 25,540 3.02 1.14 $ 14.82 $ 30,830
New York 15,930 1.83 0.69 $ 17.27 $ 35,920
Washington 12,860 4.03 1.52 $ 19.39 $ 40,330




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)
California 74,340 4.52 1.71 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Arkansas 4,970 4.22 1.59 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
Washington 12,860 4.03 1.52 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Colorado 10,240 3.97 1.50 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
Nevada 4,340 3.47 1.31 $ 16.43 $ 34,180




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)
Massachusetts 5,320 1.59 0.60 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Arizona 4,990 1.76 0.66 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Colorado 10,240 3.97 1.50 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
District of Columbia 700 1.01 0.38 $ 19.54 $ 40,650
Oregon 4,900 2.71 1.02 $ 19.45 $ 40,450





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 27,330 4.69 1.77 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,130 1.94 0.73 $ 17.51 $ 36,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,280 3.14 1.19 $ 16.80 $ 34,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,170 3.09 1.17 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 8,910 3.82 1.44 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,780 6.27 2.37 $ 17.90 $ 37,230
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8,370 4.28 1.62 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,980 3.18 1.20 $ 14.05 $ 29,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,880 2.99 1.13 $ 14.96 $ 31,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,810 1.79 0.68 $ 15.45 $ 32,140




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,780 6.27 2.37 $ 17.90 $ 37,230
Chico, CA 450 6.18 2.33 $ 17.04 $ 35,450
Muskegon, MI 330 6.11 2.31 $ 13.77 $ 28,630
Hot Springs, AR 210 5.99 2.26 $ 12.99 $ 27,020
Hattiesburg, MS 360 5.99 2.26 $ 12.63 $ 26,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 5,650 5.83 2.20 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Sherman-Denison, TX 260 5.77 2.18 $ 17.77 $ 36,970
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 380 5.60 2.12 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 740 5.54 2.09 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Hinesville, GA 100 5.49 2.07 $ 12.82 $ 26,660