Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
137,150 0.7 % $19.28 $40,100 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.43 $15.48 $18.76 $22.86 $27.13
Annual Wage (2) $25,860 $32,190 $39,020 $47,560 $56,440


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 10,670 0.46 $19.49 $40,530
Employment Services 10,640 0.29 $18.17 $37,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,310 0.51 $21.24 $44,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,780 0.08 $19.85 $41,290
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,040 0.32 $17.64 $36,690

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) 10,310 0.51 $21.24 $44,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,670 0.46 $19.49 $40,530
Department Stores 5,900 0.43 $15.59 $32,430
Office Administrative Services 1,690 0.35 $18.34 $38,140
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,040 0.32 $17.64 $36,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $27.90 $58,030
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 250 0.23 $24.45 $50,860
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.08 $23.92 $49,740
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 340 0.07 $23.45 $48,770
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $23.19 $48,240


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 16,430 1.03 1.05 $21.10 $43,900
Texas 11,620 0.99 1.01 $18.57 $38,630
New York 10,920 1.20 1.23 $20.30 $42,230
Florida 7,750 0.94 0.97 $17.55 $36,490
Minnesota 5,650 2.01 2.06 $19.45 $40,470




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)
Minnesota 5,650 2.01 2.06 $19.45 $40,470
Hawaii 1,060 1.68 1.72 $19.48 $40,520
Maryland 4,220 1.60 1.64 $20.66 $42,980
New Jersey 5,540 1.40 1.43 $19.99 $41,580
Delaware 610 1.39 1.43 $17.81 $37,040




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 810 1.16 1.18 $25.27 $52,550
Alaska 440 1.37 1.41 $22.51 $46,820
Massachusetts 2,370 0.68 0.70 $22.22 $46,220
Connecticut 1,290 0.77 0.79 $21.91 $45,580
California 16,430 1.03 1.05 $21.10 $43,900





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,850 1.19 1.22 $20.72 $43,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,370 1.04 1.06 $21.41 $44,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,800 1.99 2.04 $20.10 $41,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,180 1.28 1.31 $22.28 $46,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.07 1.10 $19.96 $41,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,550 0.87 0.89 $20.09 $41,780
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,230 1.66 1.70 $20.28 $42,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,230 0.87 0.89 $19.54 $40,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.57 0.59 $20.47 $42,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,940 1.00 1.02 $18.40 $38,270