Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-3061 Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.


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)
73,650 1.1 % $17.86 $37,150 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.47 $14.16 $17.69 $21.36 $24.58
Annual Wage (2) $23,860 $29,450 $36,790 $44,430 $51,130


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,310 0.65 $20.61 $42,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,200 0.27 $17.92 $37,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,760 0.09 $16.09 $33,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,110 0.04 $18.05 $37,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,060 0.06 $18.69 $38,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,310 0.65 $20.61 $42,860
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.39 $17.65 $36,720
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.35 $15.84 $32,950
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 450 0.34 $16.29 $33,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,200 0.27 $17.92 $37,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 60 0.01 $28.30 $58,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 180 0.05 $23.94 $49,790
Waste Treatment and Disposal 110 0.12 $23.03 $47,900
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 200 0.22 $22.97 $47,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.04 $21.50 $44,720


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 8,460 0.60 1.04 $19.01 $39,550
Texas 5,640 0.56 0.97 $17.25 $35,880
New York 4,340 0.52 0.90 $17.27 $35,920
Florida 4,300 0.61 1.04 $16.02 $33,320
Pennsylvania 3,270 0.60 1.03 $18.65 $38,800




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)
South Carolina 1,820 1.04 1.80 $16.53 $34,380
Oklahoma 1,530 1.03 1.77 $17.19 $35,750
Alaska 300 0.96 1.66 $20.06 $41,720
Nebraska 830 0.92 1.60 $14.96 $31,120
New Hampshire 480 0.80 1.38 $16.96 $35,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 300 0.47 0.81 $23.69 $49,280
Colorado 1,130 0.52 0.90 $20.78 $43,220
Maryland 1,810 0.73 1.27 $20.70 $43,060
Connecticut 980 0.62 1.06 $20.11 $41,820
Alaska 300 0.96 1.66 $20.06 $41,720

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 2,720 0.71 1.23 $17.71 $36,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,370 0.48 0.82 $17.83 $37,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,440 0.65 1.13 $17.66 $36,720
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.40 0.69 $19.23 $40,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.56 0.97 $21.68 $45,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,260 0.75 1.30 $17.99 $37,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,210 0.48 0.84 $17.53 $36,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.57 0.99 $18.99 $39,500
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,000 1.05 1.81 $13.79 $28,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.48 0.82 $18.89 $39,280




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)
Warner Robins, GA 310 5.44 9.40 $21.17 $44,020
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 70 4.25 7.34 $19.63 $40,820
Elizabethtown, KY 140 3.31 5.71 $18.65 $38,800
Anniston-Oxford, AL 140 3.09 5.33 $17.81 $37,040
Lawton, OK 120 2.84 4.90 $17.57 $36,540
York-Hanover, PA 370 2.19 3.79 $22.21 $46,190
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.90 3.28 $19.28 $40,100
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.85 3.19 $18.51 $38,500
Fayetteville, NC 220 1.77 3.06 $19.51 $40,590
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 330 1.73 2.98 $19.24 $40,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 480 0.88 1.52 $23.11 $48,080
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 130 0.86 1.49 $22.36 $46,510
York-Hanover, PA 370 2.19 3.79 $22.21 $46,190
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 110 0.99 1.71 $22.10 $45,960
Denver-Aurora, CO 730 0.61 1.06 $21.92 $45,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.56 0.97 $21.68 $45,080
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.97 1.68 $21.34 $44,400
Warner Robins, GA 310 5.44 9.40 $21.17 $44,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 470 0.55 0.94 $21.14 $43,960
New Haven, CT 340 1.29 2.22 $21.03 $43,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 210 1.22 2.10 $17.02 $35,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.54 0.93 $12.66 $26,340
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 0.78 1.34 $19.48 $40,520
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 1.68 $15.33 $31,880
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.93 1.61 $19.00 $39,530

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.79 3.08 $18.30 $38,050
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.72 2.96 $15.44 $32,120
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.33 2.30 $15.18 $31,560
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 1.32 2.27 $12.55 $26,110
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 1.31 2.26 $16.10 $33,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.00 1.72 $22.08 $45,930
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 0.81 $20.33 $42,290
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.10 1.90 $20.16 $41,940
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.10 1.90 $19.64 $40,850
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 0.78 1.34 $19.48 $40,520


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011