Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), "Order Clerks" (43-4151), and "Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks" (43-4181).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
414,730 1.0 % $12.32 $25,620 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $8.78 $10.63 $14.33 $19.24
Annual Wage (2) $16,320 $18,250 $22,100 $29,800 $40,030


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Consumer Goods Rental 54,720 26.74 $10.43 $21,690
Lessors of Real Estate 50,370 8.88 $11.88 $24,710
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 46,830 28.99 $12.67 $26,350
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 43,860 14.34 $9.48 $19,720
Automobile Dealers 26,870 2.67 $19.50 $40,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 46,830 28.99 $12.67 $26,350
Consumer Goods Rental 54,720 26.74 $10.43 $21,690
General Rental Centers 8,920 22.01 $13.45 $27,980
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 43,860 14.34 $9.48 $19,720
Lessors of Real Estate 50,370 8.88 $11.88 $24,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 26,870 2.67 $19.50 $40,560
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,940 0.65 $15.87 $33,020
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 180 0.15 $15.87 $33,010
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $15.83 $32,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 70 0.01 $15.80 $32,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 72,230 5.16 1.58 $13.12 $27,300
Texas 33,270 3.30 1.01 $12.53 $26,060
Florida 24,430 3.44 1.05 $12.06 $25,090
Pennsylvania 16,560 3.02 0.93 $12.54 $26,070
Washington 15,740 5.84 1.79 $12.78 $26,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 15,740 5.84 1.79 $12.78 $26,580
California 72,230 5.16 1.58 $13.12 $27,300
Colorado 10,960 5.08 1.56 $12.53 $26,070
Indiana 13,400 4.92 1.51 $11.81 $24,560
Alabama 8,700 4.81 1.48 $10.60 $22,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 9,570 2.54 0.78 $13.91 $28,930
New York 13,150 1.58 0.48 $13.90 $28,920
New Hampshire 1,780 2.96 0.91 $13.87 $28,850
Maryland 6,910 2.81 0.86 $13.58 $28,240
Nevada 2,770 2.49 0.76 $13.55 $28,190

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 21,990 5.76 1.77 $12.40 $25,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 9,470 2.67 0.82 $12.43 $25,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,180 3.27 1.00 $12.33 $25,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,120 5.29 1.62 $13.28 $27,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,840 1.37 0.42 $14.22 $29,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,680 4.86 1.49 $13.36 $27,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 6,510 5.26 1.61 $13.46 $28,000
Denver-Aurora, CO 5,950 5.03 1.54 $12.85 $26,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,880 2.94 0.90 $13.61 $28,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,790 3.45 1.06 $12.26 $25,500




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anderson, IN 320 8.48 2.60 $13.54 $28,160
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 2,160 8.48 2.60 $11.59 $24,110
Yuba City, CA 290 7.74 2.37 $11.26 $23,420
Chico, CA 520 7.59 2.33 $12.88 $26,780
Mobile, AL 1,200 7.16 2.19 $10.49 $21,830
Tuscaloosa, AL 620 6.94 2.13 $10.21 $21,230
Bellingham, WA 510 6.89 2.11 $12.08 $25,120
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 660 6.85 2.10 $13.33 $27,730
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 570 6.83 2.09 $11.05 $22,980
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 290 6.81 2.09 $12.46 $25,910