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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


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)
117,340 1.2 % $20.49 $42,620 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.83 $16.57 $19.92 $23.86 $28.52
Annual Wage (2) $28,760 $34,470 $41,430 $49,640 $59,320


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,320 0.42 $20.89 $43,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,410 0.47 $22.10 $45,970
Employment Services 8,550 0.23 $19.45 $40,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,190 0.09 $23.43 $48,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,570 0.08 $20.41 $42,460

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) 9,410 0.47 $22.10 $45,970
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 100 0.45 $23.84 $49,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,320 0.42 $20.89 $43,450
Office Administrative Services 1,670 0.33 $19.80 $41,190
Employment Services 8,550 0.23 $19.45 $40,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 270 0.04 $29.19 $60,720
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $26.13 $54,340
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $25.98 $54,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.07 $24.92 $51,830
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.05 $24.22 $50,380


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 13,150 0.76 0.95 $21.89 $45,530
Texas 11,590 0.93 1.17 $19.77 $41,110
New York 9,580 1.01 1.26 $22.81 $47,440
Florida 6,200 0.71 0.88 $18.99 $39,510
New Jersey 5,430 1.33 1.66 $21.52 $44,770




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)
Maryland 3,700 1.37 1.71 $22.09 $45,940
Alaska 420 1.34 1.68 $23.15 $48,160
New Jersey 5,430 1.33 1.66 $21.52 $44,770
Hawaii 740 1.17 1.46 $20.32 $42,250
Rhode Island 550 1.14 1.43 $20.94 $43,560




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 640 0.89 1.11 $26.39 $54,900
Connecticut 1,050 0.63 0.79 $23.60 $49,080
Alaska 420 1.34 1.68 $23.15 $48,160
New York 9,580 1.01 1.26 $22.81 $47,440
Massachusetts 2,130 0.59 0.74 $22.68 $47,180





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 10,510 1.09 1.36 $23.06 $47,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,620 0.74 0.93 $21.01 $43,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,490 0.95 1.20 $20.96 $43,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,110 0.98 1.22 $24.09 $50,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,790 0.97 1.21 $20.58 $42,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,550 0.84 1.05 $20.41 $42,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,370 0.51 0.63 $20.12 $41,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.14 1.43 $21.86 $45,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,910 1.39 1.73 $22.50 $46,800
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,790 0.68 0.85 $19.92 $41,430