Correspondence clerks & order clerks

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Total Workforce

129k

Average Age

40.5

Estimated Job Growth

5.28%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,117

Average Male Salary

$36,501

Average Female Salary

$30,398

About

Correspondence clerks & order clerks are most often employed by the Grocery Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Correspondence clerks & order clerks was $33,117 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Correspondence clerks & order clerks by wage are Roofers, Musicians, singers, & related workers, and Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

Correspondence clerks & order 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 Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA and Avon, Lake Villa, Antioch & Grant Townships PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA and Avon, Lake Villa, Antioch & Grant Townships PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Correspondence clerks & order clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery Stores is the industry that employs the most Correspondence clerks & order clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Correspondence clerks & order clerks, by average wage, is Pharmacies & drug stores. Correspondence clerks & order clerks are paid most in Avon, Lake Villa, Antioch & Grant Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,117

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,064

In 2017, Correspondence clerks & order clerks earned an average of $33,117, $18,948 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Musicians, singers, & related workers make somewhat more than Correspondence clerks & order clerks while Roofers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Correspondence clerks & order clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.364

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Correspondence clerks & order clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Correspondence clerks & order 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 Correspondence clerks & order 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 Correspondence clerks & order clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Correspondence clerks & order clerks, by number of employees, are Grocery Stores, Electronic shopping, and Mail-order houses.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Correspondence clerks & order clerks, by average wage, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, and Wired telecommunications carriers.

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Industries by Share

129k

2017 Workforce

± 8,822

-2.02%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.8%

The number of people employed as Correspondence clerks & order clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.02%, from 131,888 people in 2016 to 129,224 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Correspondence clerks & order clerks employed by various industries. Grocery Stores employs the largest share of Correspondence clerks & order clerks at  6.24%, followed by Electronic shopping with 5.57% and Mail-order houses with 5.28%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Correspondence clerks & order clerks in the US. The average age of male Correspondence clerks & order clerks in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Correspondence clerks & order clerks is White.

Gender Composition

57.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,890

71.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,570

55.4% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Correspondence clerks & order clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Correspondence clerks & order clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

71.4% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.2% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Correspondence clerks & order clerks.

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Age by Gender

39.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.49

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.34

The median age of Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 1.61 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Correspondence clerks & order clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Correspondence clerks & order clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Correspondence clerks & order clerks need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Persuasion.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Correspondence clerks & order clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Correspondence clerks & order clerks are expected to see a growth of 5.28% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.28%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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