Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
124,600 0.9 % $20.01 $41,620 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.27 $16.13 $19.42 $23.40 $27.98
Annual Wage (2) $27,610 $33,550 $40,390 $48,680 $58,200


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)
General Merchandise Stores 10,140 0.32 $17.37 $36,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,960 0.42 $20.16 $41,930
Employment Services 9,750 0.27 $18.89 $39,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,690 0.48 $22.05 $45,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,420 0.10 $22.79 $47,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 130 0.59 $23.95 $49,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,690 0.48 $22.05 $45,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,960 0.42 $20.16 $41,930
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 90 0.34 $22.85 $47,520
Office Administrative Services 1,670 0.34 $19.56 $40,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 260 0.04 $28.91 $60,120
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $26.35 $54,810
Oil and Gas Extraction 140 0.10 $24.73 $51,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 280 0.06 $24.25 $50,440
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 130 0.59 $23.95 $49,810


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 13,910 0.82 0.95 $21.44 $44,600
Texas 11,690 0.96 1.12 $19.27 $40,080
New York 10,280 1.09 1.27 $21.76 $45,260
Florida 7,230 0.84 0.98 $18.37 $38,210
Ohio 4,870 0.90 1.04 $19.01 $39,540




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 4,270 1.59 1.85 $21.65 $45,030
Minnesota 4,280 1.49 1.73 $20.69 $43,030
Hawaii 810 1.27 1.47 $20.00 $41,590
Alaska 380 1.22 1.42 $22.17 $46,110
South Carolina 2,470 1.20 1.39 $17.31 $36,000




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 670 0.94 1.09 $25.75 $53,560
Connecticut 1,220 0.73 0.85 $23.27 $48,410
Massachusetts 2,250 0.63 0.73 $22.78 $47,380
Alaska 380 1.22 1.42 $22.17 $46,110
New York 10,280 1.09 1.27 $21.76 $45,260





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 10,240 1.08 1.25 $22.23 $46,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,010 0.82 0.95 $20.55 $42,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,720 1.19 1.38 $23.62 $49,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,500 0.98 1.14 $20.51 $42,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,830 1.45 1.68 $21.35 $44,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,800 0.94 1.09 $20.00 $41,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,570 0.90 1.05 $20.71 $43,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,260 1.65 1.91 $21.60 $44,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,200 0.47 0.55 $19.83 $41,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,090 0.81 0.94 $19.81 $41,200