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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-4021 Correspondence Clerks

Compose letters or electronic correspondence in reply to requests for merchandise, damage claims, credit and other information, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or unsatisfactory services. Duties may include gathering data to formulate reply and preparing correspondence.


National estimates for Correspondence Clerks
Industry profile for Correspondence Clerks
Geographic profile for Correspondence Clerks

National estimates for Correspondence Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Correspondence Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,060 6.2 % $ 20.06 $ 41,710 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Correspondence Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.14 $ 17.67 $ 18.23 $ 22.58 $ 25.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,420 $ 36,750 $ 37,920 $ 46,960 $ 52,310


Industry profile for Correspondence Clerks:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Correspondence Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 1,040 0.09 $ 20.87 $ 43,400
Business Support Services 980 0.12 $ 17.49 $ 36,390
Insurance Carriers 520 0.04 $ 21.45 $ 44,610
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 390 0.06 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 330 0.01 $ 20.81 $ 43,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Correspondence Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 980 0.12 $ 17.49 $ 36,390
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 1,040 0.09 $ 20.87 $ 43,400
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 390 0.06 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 190 0.05 $ 17.89 $ 37,200
Insurance Carriers 520 0.04 $ 21.45 $ 44,610

Top paying industries for Correspondence 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 80 0.01 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Outpatient Care Centers 50 (7) $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 50 (7) $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Insurance Carriers 520 0.04 $ 21.45 $ 44,610


Geographic profile for Correspondence Clerks:

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



Map of employment of correspondence clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Correspondence Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,620 0.10 1.96 $ 20.75 $ 43,170
Texas 960 0.08 1.57 $ 17.63 $ 36,660
Ohio 520 0.10 2.00 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
Georgia 420 0.10 1.91 $ 18.05 $ 37,550
New York 360 0.04 0.84 $ 21.55 $ 44,820


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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 100 0.17 3.38 $ 18.50 $ 38,470
South Dakota 70 0.16 3.23 $ 16.64 $ 34,620
Ohio 520 0.10 2.00 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
California 1,620 0.10 1.96 $ 20.75 $ 43,170
Georgia 420 0.10 1.91 $ 18.05 $ 37,550


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


Top paying states for Correspondence Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 80 0.02 0.39 $ 22.89 $ 47,610
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.92 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.44 $ 22.10 $ 45,970
Idaho 60 0.08 1.54 $ 21.76 $ 45,260
Oregon 100 0.05 1.06 $ 21.63 $ 44,990



Map of employment of correspondence clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Correspondence Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.14 2.71 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.69 $ 22.87 $ 47,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 1.99 $ 18.28 $ 38,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.76 $ 21.98 $ 45,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 1.25 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.15 3.02 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.95 $ 22.91 $ 47,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 1.87 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.08 1.64 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.25 $ 19.37 $ 40,290


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


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.44 8.74 $ 16.64 $ 34,620
Portland-South Portland, ME 70 0.34 6.75 $ 18.97 $ 39,460
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 70 0.19 3.71 $ 17.35 $ 36,100
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.18 3.61 $ 20.57 $ 42,790
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.16 3.25 $ 20.27 $ 42,170
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.15 3.02 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.14 2.71 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Reno, NV 30 0.13 2.57 $ 18.72 $ 38,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 1.99 $ 18.28 $ 38,030
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 1.87 $ 17.88 $ 37,190


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Correspondence Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 0.59 $ 24.07 $ 50,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.39 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.95 $ 22.91 $ 47,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.69 $ 22.87 $ 47,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 1.23 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.35 $ 22.17 $ 46,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.76 $ 21.98 $ 45,710
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 1.03 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.94 $ 21.14 $ 43,970


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