Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

43-9061 Office Clerks, General

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.


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)
2,967,620 0.4 % $16.30 $33,910 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $11.55 $15.14 $19.46 $24.80
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $24,020 $31,500 $40,480 $51,590


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 175,720 3.22 $17.23 $35,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 159,060 5.27 $15.03 $31,270
Employment Services 144,670 4.03 $14.88 $30,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 118,570 1.40 $15.77 $32,800
Real Estate 99,290 6.31 $15.87 $33,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services 35,020 7.11 $16.25 $33,800
Other Investment Pools and Funds 500 6.97 $15.91 $33,090
Death Care Services 8,650 6.32 $14.61 $30,390
Real Estate 99,290 6.31 $15.87 $33,010
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 260 5.90 $18.29 $38,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,540 2.26 $29.26 $60,850
Postal Service (federal government) 1,220 0.19 $27.82 $57,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,980 1.28 $21.40 $44,510
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,250 1.38 $21.31 $44,320
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 490 1.70 $20.74 $43,150


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)
Texas 355,300 29.88 1.44 $16.88 $35,110
California 320,800 19.22 0.92 $17.43 $36,240
New York 187,360 20.35 0.98 $16.28 $33,860
Florida 176,520 20.97 1.01 $14.98 $31,160
Pennsylvania 154,400 26.70 1.28 $16.29 $33,880




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)
West Virginia 21,950 31.87 1.53 $13.52 $28,120
Texas 355,300 29.88 1.44 $16.88 $35,110
Montana 13,600 29.51 1.42 $15.32 $31,870
Wyoming 7,210 26.89 1.29 $16.81 $34,970
Pennsylvania 154,400 26.70 1.28 $16.29 $33,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 6,680 21.01 1.01 $23.17 $48,200
District of Columbia 9,580 13.53 0.65 $20.97 $43,610
Colorado 44,300 17.34 0.83 $18.69 $38,880
Massachusetts 60,620 17.18 0.83 $18.68 $38,860
Washington 70,440 22.11 1.06 $18.51 $38,510



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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 139,460 20.83 1.00 $16.57 $34,460
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 95,500 26.08 1.25 $18.20 $37,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90,930 20.52 0.99 $16.65 $34,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 81,930 27.97 1.34 $18.68 $38,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 72,200 28.98 1.39 $17.18 $35,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 45,640 17.42 0.84 $14.70 $30,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 45,360 18.00 0.86 $19.40 $40,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 36,850 19.07 0.92 $17.91 $37,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 33,890 17.12 0.82 $17.50 $36,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 32,930 19.99 0.96 $19.73 $41,030