Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


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)
139,200 0.6 % $18.43 $38,340 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.90 $14.66 $18.03 $21.81 $25.95
Annual Wage (2) $24,760 $30,490 $37,510 $45,370 $53,970


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) 11,800 0.58 $20.43 $42,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,420 0.52 $18.58 $38,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,840 0.13 $17.74 $36,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,810 0.12 $19.15 $39,840
Department Stores 6,760 0.44 $14.58 $30,330

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) 11,800 0.58 $20.43 $42,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,420 0.52 $18.58 $38,640
Department Stores 6,760 0.44 $14.58 $30,330
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,140 0.38 $16.21 $33,720
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 130 0.36 $18.43 $38,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 580 0.20 $25.05 $52,100
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.08 $24.92 $51,820
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.15 $24.87 $51,720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.07 $23.90 $49,710
Offices of Dentists 170 0.02 $23.34 $48,550


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 15,540 1.09 1.02 $21.03 $43,750
Texas 10,950 1.03 0.97 $17.73 $36,880
New York 8,120 0.95 0.89 $19.13 $39,780
Pennsylvania 7,440 1.33 1.25 $17.88 $37,190
Florida 7,410 1.02 0.95 $16.66 $34,650




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)
District of Columbia 1,290 1.98 1.85 $22.12 $46,010
Hawaii 980 1.67 1.56 $18.04 $37,530
Maryland 3,740 1.49 1.39 $20.84 $43,340
Alaska 440 1.37 1.28 $20.13 $41,860
New Mexico 1,040 1.35 1.26 $17.17 $35,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,290 1.03 0.96 $22.37 $46,530
District of Columbia 1,290 1.98 1.85 $22.12 $46,010
Connecticut 1,440 0.89 0.83 $21.48 $44,670
California 15,540 1.09 1.02 $21.03 $43,750
Maryland 3,740 1.49 1.39 $20.84 $43,340





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 4,720 0.91 0.86 $19.48 $40,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,700 0.96 0.89 $20.80 $43,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,330 1.42 1.33 $21.08 $43,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,900 0.80 0.74 $20.11 $41,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,680 1.47 1.38 $19.33 $40,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,480 1.09 1.02 $18.38 $38,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,430 0.92 0.86 $18.66 $38,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,390 1.14 1.07 $18.95 $39,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.28 1.20 $19.14 $39,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,090 1.66 1.56 $20.87 $43,400