Other information and records clerks

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2019 Workforce
125k
Average Age
42.6
Average Salary
$38,917
Average Male Salary
$51,561
Average Female Salary
$35,586

About

Other information and records clerks are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Other information and records clerks was $38,917 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Other information and records clerks by wage are Counselors, all other, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, and Small engine mechanics.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Other information and records clerks are Longmont City & Erie Town PUMA, CO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Other information and records clerks are Longmont City & Erie Town PUMA, CO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Other information and records clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Other information and records clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Other information and records clerks, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. Other information and records clerks are paid most in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Longmont City & Erie Town PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,917
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,283

In 2019, Other information and records clerks earned an average of $38,917, $16,607 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Counselors, all other make somewhat more than Other information and records clerks while Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Other information and records clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.35
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Other information and records clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Other information and records 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 Other information and records 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 Other information and records clerks.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Other information and records clerks, by average wage, are Scientific research & development services, Computer Systems Design, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Industries by Share

125k
2019 Workforce
± 8,675
−5.68%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.3%

The number of people employed as Other information and records clerks has been declining at a rate of −5.68%, from 132,464 people in 2018 to 124,944 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Other information and records clerks employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Other information and records clerks at  20.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 15% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 7.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other information and records clerks in the US. The average age of male Other information and records clerks in the workforce is 41 and of female Other information and records clerks is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other information and records clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

26.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,962
98.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,718

79.1% of Other information and records clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Other information and records clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Other information and records clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62.3% of Other information and records clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Other information and records clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Other information and records clerks.

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Age by Gender

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.34
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.12

The median age of Other information and records clerks is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.96 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Other information and records clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Other information and records clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Other information and records clerks hold a major in English.

Majors

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