Procurement clerks

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Total Workforce

39.5k

Average Age

44.9

Estimated Job Growth

-4.27%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$67,627

Average Male Salary

$80,090

Average Female Salary

$55,919

About

Procurement clerks are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Procurement clerks was $67,627 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Procurement clerks by wage are Technical writers, Firefighters, and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers.

Procurement 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 Procurement clerks are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Procurement clerks are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Procurement clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Procurement clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Procurement clerks, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Procurement clerks are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,627

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,245

In 2017, Procurement clerks earned an average of $67,627, $15,563 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Technical writers make somewhat more than Procurement clerks while Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Procurement clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.371

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Procurement clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.371, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Procurement 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 Procurement 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 Procurement clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Procurement clerks, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and National security & international affairs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Procurement clerks, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Hospitals, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

39.5k

2017 Workforce

± 4,879

27.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.6%

The number of people employed as Procurement clerks has been growing at a rate of 27.5%, from 30,988 people in 2016 to 39,507 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Procurement clerks employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Procurement clerks at  4.98%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 4.15% and National security & international affairs with 3.69%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Procurement clerks in the US. The average age of male Procurement clerks in the workforce is 44.7 and of female Procurement clerks is 45.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Procurement clerks is White.

Gender Composition

19.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,396

20.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,504

51.6% of Procurement clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Procurement clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71.5% of Procurement clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.9% of Procurement clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Age by Gender

44.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.29

45.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.24

The median age of Procurement clerks is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 0.44 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Procurement clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Procurement clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Procurement clerks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Procurement clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Procurement clerks are expected to see a growth of -4.27% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.27%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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