Office clerks, general

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2019 Workforce
1.31M
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
-1.02%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$30,336
Average Male Salary
$32,738
Average Female Salary
$29,815

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Office clerks, general and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Office clerks, general, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Office clerks, general, by average wage, is Vending machine operators. Office clerks, general are paid most in Gainesville City (Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Elmhurst & South Corona PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,336
AVERAGE SALARY
± $566

In 2019, Office clerks, general earned an average of $30,336, $25,188 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat more than Office clerks, general while Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Office clerks, general as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.388
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Office clerks, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.388, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Office clerks, general (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 Office clerks, general.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Office clerks, general

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Office clerks, general.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

1.31M
2019 Workforce
± 28,031
-10.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.29%

The number of people employed as Office clerks, general has been declining at a rate of -10.8%, from 1,473,552 people in 2018 to 1,314,908 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Office clerks, general employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Office clerks, general at  8.1%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.59% and Construction with 4.98%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Office clerks, general in the US. The average age of male Office clerks, general in the workforce is 37.7 and of female Office clerks, general is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Office clerks, general is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

234k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,875
1.08M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 25,430

82.2% of Office clerks, general are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Office clerks, general.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Office clerks, general
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.8% of Office clerks, general are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.7% of Office clerks, general, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Office clerks, general.

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Age by Gender

37.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.841
43.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.371

The median age of Office clerks, general is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 5.79 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Office clerks, general from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Office clerks, general need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Office clerks, general need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Service Orientation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Office clerks, general from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Office clerks, general are expected to see a growth of -1.02% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-1.02%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Office clerks, general. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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