Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
70,540 0.9 % $18.24 $37,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.75 $14.61 $18.10 $21.78 $25.21
Annual Wage (2) $24,440 $30,380 $37,640 $45,310 $52,430


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) 13,100 0.64 $20.60 $42,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,410 0.08 $16.38 $34,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,250 0.22 $18.63 $38,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,640 0.07 $18.54 $38,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,730 0.03 $18.49 $38,460

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) 13,100 0.64 $20.60 $42,840
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.36 $17.57 $36,540
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.34 $16.58 $34,480
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 450 0.33 $17.08 $35,520
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 250 0.29 $22.69 $47,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 50 0.01 $28.86 $60,030
Waste Treatment and Disposal 100 0.11 $23.25 $48,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 250 0.06 $23.22 $48,300
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 250 0.29 $22.69 $47,200
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 380 0.06 $22.33 $46,440


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 7,280 0.52 0.94 $19.68 $40,920
Texas 5,320 0.52 0.94 $17.92 $37,280
New York 4,100 0.49 0.89 $17.66 $36,730
Florida 3,730 0.52 0.95 $16.93 $35,220
Pennsylvania 3,350 0.60 1.10 $19.08 $39,680




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)
Nebraska 910 1.01 1.83 $15.24 $31,710
South Carolina 1,710 0.96 1.75 $17.37 $36,130
Alaska 280 0.89 1.62 $21.47 $44,660
Minnesota 2,020 0.78 1.41 $16.59 $34,520
Utah 900 0.77 1.40 $17.83 $37,080




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 310 0.48 0.88 $23.93 $49,770
Colorado 1,010 0.46 0.84 $21.66 $45,060
Alaska 280 0.89 1.62 $21.47 $44,660
Massachusetts 1,320 0.42 0.76 $21.00 $43,690
Maryland 1,540 0.62 1.13 $20.64 $42,930





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.45 0.82 $18.56 $38,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.53 0.97 $18.30 $38,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.42 0.76 $19.61 $40,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.84 1.53 $16.79 $34,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,380 0.62 1.13 $17.37 $36,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,130 0.44 0.81 $17.94 $37,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.47 0.86 $21.92 $45,580
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.07 1.94 $19.75 $41,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.56 1.02 $20.05 $41,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 970 0.47 0.86 $19.66 $40,900




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 330 5.74 10.44 $21.45 $44,610
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 70 3.91 7.12 (8) (8)
Anniston-Oxford, AL 140 2.97 5.40 $18.36 $38,180
Lawton, OK 110 2.52 4.59 $18.27 $38,010
York-Hanover, PA 420 2.46 4.47 $22.17 $46,100
Elizabethtown, KY 100 2.15 3.91 $20.05 $41,700
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.14 3.89 $17.63 $36,680
Columbus, GA-AL 220 1.97 3.59 $17.86 $37,150
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.81 3.29 $19.07 $39,670
Fayetteville, NC 220 1.70 3.09 $19.25 $40,040