Procurement clerks

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2019 Workforce
38.9k
Average Age
45
Estimated Job Growth
−7.45%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$66,609
Average Male Salary
$76,455
Average Female Salary
$58,888

About

Procurement clerks are most often employed by the Aircraft & parts manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Procurement clerks was $66,609 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Procurement clerks by wage are Fire inspectors, Mining machine operators, and Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Procurement clerks are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Procurement clerks are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Procurement clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Aircraft & parts manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Procurement clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Procurement clerks, by average wage, is Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers. Procurement clerks are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$66,609
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,563

In 2019, Procurement clerks earned an average of $66,609, $11,085 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat more than Procurement clerks while Fire inspectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Procurement clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.263
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Procurement clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.263, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Procurement 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 Procurement clerks.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

38.9k
2019 Workforce
± 4,844
−21.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.3%

The number of people employed as Procurement clerks has been declining at a rate of −21.9%, from 49,885 people in 2018 to 38,941 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Procurement clerks employed by various industries. Aircraft & parts manufacturing employs the largest share of Procurement clerks at  5.89%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.06% and National security & international affairs with 3.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Procurement clerks in the US. The average age of male Procurement clerks in the workforce is 44.4 and of female Procurement clerks is 45.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Procurement clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,212
21.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,627

56% of Procurement clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Procurement clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

74.7% of Procurement clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.34% of Procurement clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Age by Gender

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.69
45.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.02

The median age of Procurement clerks is 45, and Male employees are generally 0.999 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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 Procurement clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Procurement clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Procurement clerks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Negotiation, and Management of Material Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Procurement Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Procurement Clerks are expected to see a growth of −7.45% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−7.45%
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 Procurement Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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