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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-3061 Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. Excludes “Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products” (13-1022).


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)
66,030 1.4 % $21.14 $43,980 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.16 $17.08 $20.82 $24.66 $28.81
Annual Wage (2) $29,450 $35,530 $43,310 $51,290 $59,920


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,510 0.52 $22.12 $46,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,250 0.17 $22.32 $46,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,500 0.06 $18.48 $38,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,510 0.05 $22.87 $47,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,970 0.14 $20.53 $42,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,510 0.52 $22.12 $46,000
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 550 0.37 $19.72 $41,010
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.25 $21.46 $44,630
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 890 0.23 $20.49 $42,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement 430 0.18 $21.30 $44,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.08 $28.22 $58,700
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 40 (7) $28.09 $58,430
Oil and Gas Extraction 200 0.14 $27.90 $58,030
Grantmaking and Giving Services 60 0.04 $27.52 $57,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.07 $26.39 $54,880


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 7,070 0.41 0.90 $22.01 $45,790
Texas 6,140 0.49 1.10 $21.17 $44,030
New York 3,560 0.37 0.83 $21.63 $44,990
New Jersey 3,490 0.85 1.90 $22.99 $47,820
Ohio 3,190 0.59 1.30 $20.50 $42,630




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)
New Jersey 3,490 0.85 1.90 $22.99 $47,820
Mississippi 850 0.75 1.68 $19.15 $39,840
Arizona 2,080 0.73 1.61 $21.04 $43,760
Alaska 230 0.72 1.60 $24.14 $50,200
Oklahoma 1,140 0.70 1.56 $20.39 $42,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 340 0.47 1.06 $28.74 $59,770
Alaska 230 0.72 1.60 $24.14 $50,200
Maryland 1,560 0.58 1.28 $24.13 $50,190
Washington 1,140 0.34 0.76 $23.25 $48,360
Massachusetts 1,170 0.32 0.72 $23.10 $48,040





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 4,710 0.49 1.09 $22.91 $47,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,030 0.48 1.08 $21.17 $44,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,820 0.50 1.11 $21.96 $45,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,670 0.36 0.79 $22.35 $46,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,650 0.57 1.28 $22.13 $46,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.51 1.13 $22.80 $47,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,520 0.72 1.59 $21.40 $44,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,380 0.43 0.97 $26.06 $54,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,230 0.45 1.00 $19.92 $41,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,020 0.39 0.86 $21.09 $43,870