Correspondence clerks & order clerks

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Total Workforce

127k

Average Age

40.9

Average Salary

$34,498

Average Male Salary

$35,859

Average Female Salary

$33,338

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 $34,498 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Correspondence clerks & order clerks by wage are Proofreaders & copy markers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, and Other assemblers and fabricators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Medina County PUMA, OH, Whittier City & Hacienda Heights PUMA, CA, and Knoxville City PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are Medina County PUMA, OH, Whittier City & Hacienda Heights PUMA, CA, and Knoxville City PUMA, TN.

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 Computer Systems Design. Correspondence clerks & order clerks are paid most in Clermont County (West) PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Medina County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,498

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,252

In 2018, Correspondence clerks & order clerks earned an average of $34,498, $19,391 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Automotive glass installers & repairers make somewhat more than Correspondence clerks & order clerks while Proofreaders & copy markers 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

0.367

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Correspondence clerks & order clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.367, 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Correspondence clerks & order clerks, by number of employees, are Electronic shopping and mail-order houses, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, and Warehousing & storage.

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Industries by Share

127k

2018 Workforce

± 8,729

-2.09%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.91%

The number of people employed as Correspondence clerks & order clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.09%, from 129,224 people in 2017 to 126,522 people in 2018.

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  15.1%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 3.72% and Warehousing & storage with 3.03%.

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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 38.6 and of female Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Correspondence clerks & order clerks is White.

Gender Composition

58.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,921

68.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,416

54% 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

72.2% of Correspondence clerks & order clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.2% 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

38.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.52

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.35

The median age of Correspondence clerks & order clerks is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 4.39 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

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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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