Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
432,650 0.9 % $12.93 $26,900 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.06 $11.12 $15.08 $20.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,160 $18,840 $23,130 $31,370 $42,870


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)
Lessors of Real Estate 55,750 9.91 $12.38 $25,740
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 50,850 29.70 $12.81 $26,650
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,810 13.30 $9.88 $20,560
Consumer Goods Rental 39,650 23.41 $11.24 $23,370
Automobile Dealers 30,610 2.84 $20.54 $42,730

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 50,850 29.70 $12.81 $26,650
Consumer Goods Rental 39,650 23.41 $11.24 $23,370
General Rental Centers 8,180 20.62 $13.51 $28,110
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,810 13.30 $9.88 $20,560
Lessors of Real Estate 55,750 9.91 $12.38 $25,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 30,610 2.84 $20.54 $42,730
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $19.64 $40,840
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,770 0.37 $18.84 $39,180
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $16.76 $34,870


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 78,390 5.48 1.65 $14.49 $30,140
Texas 37,760 3.57 1.07 $12.62 $26,260
Florida 28,370 3.90 1.17 $11.42 $23,760
New York 17,620 2.06 0.62 $13.46 $28,000
Ohio 16,870 3.34 1.00 $11.96 $24,880




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)
California 78,390 5.48 1.65 $14.49 $30,140
Washington 15,060 5.45 1.64 $13.53 $28,150
Alabama 8,540 4.68 1.41 $11.34 $23,600
Colorado 10,130 4.55 1.37 $13.21 $27,480
Nebraska 3,900 4.26 1.28 $12.96 $26,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,140 2.80 0.84 $15.47 $32,190
Vermont 660 2.26 0.68 $15.04 $31,290
Maryland 6,730 2.68 0.81 $14.83 $30,850
California 78,390 5.48 1.65 $14.49 $30,140
Alaska 950 2.99 0.90 $14.12 $29,370





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 23,620 6.10 1.84 $13.66 $28,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,410 2.86 0.86 $13.24 $27,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,530 3.61 1.09 $13.19 $27,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,510 1.65 0.50 $13.98 $29,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,640 6.06 1.83 $14.75 $30,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,440 5.28 1.59 $14.17 $29,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,290 5.17 1.56 $15.69 $32,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,850 2.79 0.84 $13.48 $28,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,650 2.50 0.75 $12.59 $26,190
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,650 4.59 1.38 $13.05 $27,140