Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
447,050 1.0 % $13.57 $28,210 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.59 $9.39 $11.75 $15.77 $21.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,860 $19,530 $24,440 $32,810 $44,710


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 63,170 10.88 $13.17 $27,390
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 55,440 28.33 $13.53 $28,140
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,730 13.20 $10.37 $21,570
Activities Related to Real Estate 36,590 5.76 $14.47 $30,100
Consumer Goods Rental 36,390 23.00 $12.06 $25,080

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 55,440 28.33 $13.53 $28,140
Consumer Goods Rental 36,390 23.00 $12.06 $25,080
General Rental Centers 8,580 22.01 $14.11 $29,360
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,730 13.20 $10.37 $21,570
Lessors of Real Estate 63,170 10.88 $13.17 $27,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 30,230 2.47 $20.48 $42,610
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 40 0.01 $18.81 $39,120
Furniture Stores 460 0.21 $18.06 $37,560
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 840 0.41 $17.55 $36,500
Home Health Care Services 50 (7) $17.54 $36,490


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 83,680 5.40 1.67 $14.65 $30,480
Texas 43,100 3.72 1.15 $13.58 $28,240
Florida 30,010 3.79 1.17 $12.82 $26,660
New York 19,100 2.13 0.66 $13.57 $28,230
Pennsylvania 14,380 2.52 0.78 $13.75 $28,600



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 83,680 5.40 1.67 $14.65 $30,480
Colorado 12,620 5.15 1.59 $14.05 $29,230
Alabama 9,060 4.81 1.48 $12.32 $25,620
Nebraska 4,310 4.52 1.39 $12.82 $26,660
Washington 12,600 4.22 1.30 $15.25 $31,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 9,010 2.65 0.82 $15.84 $32,950
District of Columbia 520 0.77 0.24 $15.49 $32,220
Vermont 940 3.11 0.96 $15.34 $31,920
Connecticut 4,340 2.62 0.81 $15.30 $31,820
Washington 12,600 4.22 1.30 $15.25 $31,720




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 24,340 5.93 1.83 $13.88 $28,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,670 4.32 1.33 $14.15 $29,440
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,280 1.90 0.58 $14.04 $29,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,670 6.40 1.98 $14.54 $30,250
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,840 5.15 1.59 $15.82 $32,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,840 3.36 1.04 $13.66 $28,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,790 2.18 0.67 $12.07 $25,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,390 5.38 1.66 $13.73 $28,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,940 2.87 0.89 $15.29 $31,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,800 3.62 1.12 $13.26 $27,580