Billing & posting clerks

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Total Workforce

515k

Average Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

14.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$35,531

Average Male Salary

$43,992

Average Female Salary

$34,516

About

Billing & posting clerks are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Billing & posting clerks was $35,531 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Billing & posting clerks by wage are Gaming services workers, Social & human service assistants, and Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

Billing & posting clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Billing & posting clerks are Oregon City, Milwaukie & Happy Valley Cities PUMA, OR, Macomb County (Central) PUMA, MI, and Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Billing & posting clerks are Kentucky River Area Development District PUMA, KY, Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY, and DeSoto & Lancaster Cities PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Billing & posting clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Billing & posting clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Billing & posting clerks, by average wage, is Plastics product manufacturing. Billing & posting clerks are paid most in Newport & Bristol CountiesNewport City PUMA, RI but are relatively concentrated in Kentucky River Area Development District PUMA, KY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,531

AVERAGE SALARY

± $916

In 2017, Billing & posting clerks earned an average of $35,531, $16,534 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Social & human service assistants make somewhat more than Billing & posting clerks while Gaming services workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Billing & posting clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.278

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Billing & posting clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.278, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Billing & posting clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Billing & posting clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Billing & posting clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Billing & posting clerks, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Billing & posting clerks, by average wage, are Plastics product manufacturing, National security & international affairs, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

515k

2017 Workforce

± 17,585

4.05%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.69%

The number of people employed as Billing & posting clerks has been growing at a rate of 4.05%, from 494,729 people in 2016 to 514,788 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Billing & posting clerks employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Billing & posting clerks at  13.4%, followed by Offices of physicians with 12.4% and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services with 11.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Billing & posting clerks in the US. The average age of male Billing & posting clerks in the workforce is 39.9 and of female Billing & posting clerks is 44.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Billing & posting clerks is White.

Gender Composition

55.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,764

460k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,619

89.3% of Billing & posting clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Billing & posting clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Billing & posting clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

75.6% of Billing & posting clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12% of Billing & posting clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Billing & posting clerks.

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Age by Gender

39.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.46

44.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.469

The median age of Billing & posting clerks is 44, and Male employees are generally 4.56 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Billing & posting clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Billing & posting clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Billing & posting clerks hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Billing & posting clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Billing & posting clerks need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Billing & posting clerks need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, and Active Listening.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Billing & posting clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Billing & posting clerks are expected to see a growth of 14.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

14.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Billing & posting clerks. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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