Correspondence clerks & order clerks

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2019 Workforce
98.3k
Average Age
39.6
Estimated Job Growth
−11.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$34,649
Average Male Salary
$38,449
Average Female Salary
$32,059

About

Correspondence clerks & order clerks are most often employed by the Electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry. The average yearly wage for Correspondence clerks & order clerks was $34,649 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Correspondence clerks & order clerks by wage are Customer service representatives, Dancers & choreographers, and Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA and Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA and Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Correspondence clerks & order clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 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 Advertising, public relations & related services. Correspondence clerks & order clerks are paid most in Clermont County (West) PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,649
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,518

In 2019, Correspondence clerks & order clerks earned an average of $34,649, $20,875 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Customer service representatives make somewhat more than Correspondence clerks & order clerks while Dancers & choreographers 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

0.353
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Correspondence clerks & order clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.353, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Correspondence clerks & order clerks

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

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Industries by Share

98.3k
2019 Workforce
± 7,697
−22.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.4%

The number of people employed as Correspondence clerks & order clerks has been declining at a rate of −22.3%, from 126,522 people in 2018 to 98,340 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Correspondence clerks & order clerks employed by various industries. Electronic shopping and mail-order houses employs the largest share of Correspondence clerks & order clerks at  11.5%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 7.58% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 4.51%.

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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 38.3 and of female Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Correspondence clerks & order clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

39.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,901
58.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,936

59.5% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.7% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.3% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

38.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.77
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.44

The median age of Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 39.6, and Male employees are generally 2.33 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 Communications.

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 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 Negotiation, Service Orientation, and Persuasion.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Correspondence Clerks and Order Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Correspondence Clerks and Order Clerks are expected to see a growth of −11.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Correspondence Clerks and Order Clerks.
−11.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Correspondence Clerks and Order Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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