Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks

Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization. Excludes "Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service" (43-2011).


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)
1,043,630 0.5 % $14.59 $30,350 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $11.60 $14.01 $17.15 $20.03
Annual Wage (2) $20,600 $24,120 $29,140 $35,660 $41,660


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)
Offices of Physicians 216,390 8.35 $15.01 $31,210
Offices of Dentists 80,460 8.50 $17.30 $35,970
Personal Care Services 68,060 9.50 $12.31 $25,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 63,280 6.96 $14.12 $29,360
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 57,140 7.85 $14.41 $29,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 68,060 9.50 $12.31 $25,600
Offices of Dentists 80,460 8.50 $17.30 $35,970
Offices of Physicians 216,390 8.35 $15.01 $31,210
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 57,140 7.85 $14.41 $29,980
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 63,280 6.96 $14.12 $29,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 320 0.05 $28.48 $59,230
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $19.32 $40,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $19.18 $39,890
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 70 1.21 $19.02 $39,570
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,910 0.53 $18.61 $38,710


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 102,590 6.03 0.84 $15.96 $33,190
New York 95,740 10.20 1.41 $16.55 $34,430
Florida 82,180 9.55 1.32 $14.00 $29,120
Texas 63,980 5.28 0.73 $13.17 $27,400
New Jersey 54,490 13.45 1.87 $15.93 $33,120




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)
New Jersey 54,490 13.45 1.87 $15.93 $33,120
South Dakota 5,340 12.64 1.75 $13.11 $27,280
New York 95,740 10.20 1.41 $16.55 $34,430
Idaho 6,760 9.58 1.33 $13.89 $28,900
Florida 82,180 9.55 1.32 $14.00 $29,120




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 4,080 5.73 0.80 $18.41 $38,290
Alaska 2,790 8.85 1.23 $16.98 $35,310
Connecticut 14,350 8.64 1.20 $16.76 $34,860
New York 95,740 10.20 1.41 $16.55 $34,430
Washington 26,010 7.98 1.11 $16.34 $33,990





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 107,830 11.35 1.57 $16.84 $35,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 41,050 6.71 0.93 $15.64 $32,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 32,310 6.96 0.97 $14.90 $30,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 27,430 10.59 1.47 $14.60 $30,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 24,400 7.78 1.08 $16.13 $33,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,480 7.89 1.09 $14.77 $30,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,260 5.40 0.75 $13.77 $28,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,530 5.88 0.82 $13.24 $27,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,500 5.98 0.83 $15.93 $33,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 15,840 7.71 1.07 $14.77 $30,720