Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,014,900 0.5 % $14.25 $29,640 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.65 $11.20 $13.65 $16.74 $19.65
Annual Wage (2) $20,080 $23,300 $28,390 $34,830 $40,880


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 208,450 8.18 $14.74 $30,670
Offices of Dentists 77,580 8.32 $16.71 $34,760
Personal Care Services 64,350 9.14 $11.72 $24,370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 59,120 6.75 $13.74 $28,580
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 53,520 7.64 $13.87 $28,850

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 64,350 9.14 $11.72 $24,370
Offices of Dentists 77,580 8.32 $16.71 $34,760
Offices of Physicians 208,450 8.18 $14.74 $30,670
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 53,520 7.64 $13.87 $28,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 59,120 6.75 $13.74 $28,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 330 0.05 $28.16 $58,560
Rail Transportation 110 0.04 $19.12 $39,770
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,820 0.53 $18.14 $37,730
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 100 0.19 $17.28 $35,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 440 0.02 $17.21 $35,790


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 105,140 6.30 0.88 $15.68 $32,620
New York 93,070 10.11 1.42 $15.93 $33,130
Florida 82,880 9.84 1.38 $13.55 $28,190
Texas 58,270 4.90 0.69 $12.86 $26,760
New Jersey 52,410 13.08 1.84 $15.57 $32,380




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 52,410 13.08 1.84 $15.57 $32,380
South Dakota 4,910 11.71 1.64 $12.67 $26,340
New York 93,070 10.11 1.42 $15.93 $33,130
Florida 82,880 9.84 1.38 $13.55 $28,190
Idaho 6,250 9.11 1.28 $13.11 $27,260




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 4,040 5.71 0.80 $18.05 $37,540
Connecticut 13,980 8.45 1.19 $16.57 $34,460
Alaska 2,850 8.96 1.26 $16.27 $33,840
Washington 23,310 7.31 1.03 $15.93 $33,140
New York 93,070 10.11 1.42 $15.93 $33,130



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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 71,990 10.75 1.51 $16.16 $33,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,330 6.62 0.93 $15.00 $31,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 25,140 6.86 0.96 $14.93 $31,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 20,160 8.00 1.12 $16.27 $33,850
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 17,120 13.14 1.85 $16.78 $34,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,430 6.27 0.88 $14.32 $29,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,970 5.45 0.77 $13.02 $27,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 14,880 12.75 1.79 $16.02 $33,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 13,700 6.92 0.97 $14.34 $29,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,340 5.35 0.75 $13.64 $28,370