Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
134,570 0.9 % $19.57 $40,700 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.83 $15.79 $18.98 $23.04 $27.41
Annual Wage (2) $26,690 $32,840 $39,480 $47,930 $57,020


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 12,660 0.39 $17.02 $35,410
Employment Services 10,510 0.29 $18.65 $38,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,270 0.44 $19.93 $41,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,890 0.49 $21.70 $45,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,580 0.08 $20.85 $43,370

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) 9,890 0.49 $21.70 $45,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,270 0.44 $19.93 $41,460
General Merchandise Stores 12,660 0.39 $17.02 $35,410
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 80 0.34 $23.47 $48,810
Office Administrative Services 1,570 0.32 $18.90 $39,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $27.49 $57,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.11 $24.73 $51,430
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 80 0.34 $23.47 $48,810
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 70 0.13 $23.42 $48,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 300 0.06 $23.34 $48,550


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 15,830 0.95 1.00 $21.06 $43,810
Texas 12,200 1.03 1.09 $18.78 $39,070
New York 10,790 1.17 1.24 $21.18 $44,040
Florida 7,340 0.87 0.92 $17.63 $36,660
Minnesota 5,400 1.90 2.01 $19.97 $41,540




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)
Minnesota 5,400 1.90 2.01 $19.97 $41,540
Maryland 4,300 1.61 1.71 $21.09 $43,870
Hawaii 1,000 1.58 1.67 $20.02 $41,630
South Carolina 2,850 1.42 1.50 $17.13 $35,640
Alaska 430 1.35 1.43 $22.70 $47,220




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 840 1.18 1.25 $25.67 $53,390
Alaska 430 1.35 1.43 $22.70 $47,220
Connecticut 1,280 0.77 0.82 $22.35 $46,480
Massachusetts 2,380 0.67 0.71 $22.25 $46,290
Washington 2,830 0.89 0.94 $21.27 $44,240



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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 7,880 1.18 1.25 $21.80 $45,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,170 0.94 1.00 $20.85 $43,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,630 1.88 1.99 $20.66 $42,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,080 1.22 1.30 $23.07 $47,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,800 0.96 1.01 $19.91 $41,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.04 1.10 $20.62 $42,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,350 1.73 1.83 $20.91 $43,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,980 0.76 0.80 $19.65 $40,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,960 0.99 1.05 $19.28 $40,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.53 0.56 $20.52 $42,680


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 410 7.71 8.16 $21.66 $45,050
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 90 2.41 2.55 $19.72 $41,010
Duluth, MN-WI 290 2.33 2.47 $18.66 $38,820
Sumter, SC 90 2.31 2.45 $16.16 $33,610
St. Cloud, MN 230 2.22 2.36 $20.15 $41,900
Florence, SC 190 2.20 2.33 $17.07 $35,500
Lawton, OK 90 2.07 2.20 $18.93 $39,380
Hinesville, GA 40 2.06 2.18 $19.02 $39,570
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 1.91 2.03 $18.88 $39,280
Jefferson City, MO 140 1.90 2.01 $17.68 $36,760