Correspondence clerks & order clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
116k
Average Age
40.4
Estimated Job Growth
−11.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,856
Average Male Salary
$40,355
Average Female Salary
$34,291

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 $36,856 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Correspondence clerks & order clerks by wage are Chefs & head cooks, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, and Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

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 Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Perris City, Temescal Valley & Mead Valley PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,856
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,988

In 2020, Correspondence clerks & order clerks earned an average of $36,856, $19,098 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Chefs & head cooks make somewhat more than Correspondence clerks & order clerks while Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers 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

0.348
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Correspondence clerks & order clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.348, 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

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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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Correspondence clerks & order clerks, by average wage, are Advertising, public relations & related services, Ship & boat building, and Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing.

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Industries by Share

116k
2020 Workforce
± 8,371
−6.54%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.7%

The number of people employed as Correspondence clerks & order clerks has been declining at a rate of −6.54%, from 124,487 people in 2019 to 116,340 people in 2020.

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  13.5%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 5.63% and Warehousing & storage with 3.05%.

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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 39.2 and of female Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Correspondence clerks & order clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

49.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,445
67.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,360

57.7% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 14.4% 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 Sex

39.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.63
41.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.37

The median age of Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 2.07 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 Communication Technologies.

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 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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