Office clerks, general

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Total Workforce

1.39M

Average Age

42.6

Estimated Job Growth

-1.02%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$31,563

Average Male Salary

$35,575

Average Female Salary

$30,646

About

Office clerks, general are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Office clerks, general was $31,563 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Office clerks, general by wage are Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges, and Pharmacy aides.

Office clerks, general 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 Office clerks, general are Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI, Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, and Hendricks County PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Office clerks, general are East Los Angeles PUMA, CA, Carr 2 (Sur) PUMA, PR, and Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Office clerks, general and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Office clerks, general, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Office clerks, general, by average wage, is Other consumer goods rental. Office clerks, general are paid most in Gainesville City (Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in East Los Angeles PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,563

AVERAGE SALARY

± $607

In 2017, Office clerks, general earned an average of $31,563, $20,502 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Pharmacy aides make somewhat more than Office clerks, general while Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Office clerks, general as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.381

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Office clerks, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.381, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Office clerks, general (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 Office clerks, general.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Office clerks, general

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Office clerks, general.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Office clerks, general, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Hospitals, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Office clerks, general, by average wage, are Other consumer goods rental, Specialty food stores, and Electronic shopping.

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Industries by Share

1.39M

2017 Workforce

± 28,774

4.33%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.84%

The number of people employed as Office clerks, general has been growing at a rate of 4.33%, from 1,329,043 people in 2016 to 1,386,594 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Office clerks, general employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Office clerks, general at  7.49%, followed by Hospitals with 6.72% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 4.93%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Office clerks, general in the US. The average age of male Office clerks, general in the workforce is 38.5 and of female Office clerks, general is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Office clerks, general is White.

Gender Composition

258k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 12,459

1.13M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 25,983

81.4% of Office clerks, general are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Office clerks, general.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Office clerks, general

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

72.4% of Office clerks, general are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.1% of Office clerks, general, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Office clerks, general.

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Age by Gender

38.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.782

43.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.346

The median age of Office clerks, general is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 5.02 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Office clerks, general from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Office clerks, general are expected to see a growth of -1.02% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-1.02%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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