Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
437,610 0.9 % $13.25 $27,560 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.36 $9.18 $11.47 $15.45 $21.10
Annual Wage (2) $17,400 $19,090 $23,860 $32,130 $43,890


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 59,130 10.35 $12.76 $26,540
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 51,530 27.98 $12.98 $27,000
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,260 13.06 $10.11 $21,030
Consumer Goods Rental 37,250 23.15 $11.88 $24,710
Activities Related to Real Estate 34,490 5.62 $14.13 $29,390

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 51,530 27.98 $12.98 $27,000
Consumer Goods Rental 37,250 23.15 $11.88 $24,710
General Rental Centers 8,210 20.75 $13.79 $28,690
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,260 13.06 $10.11 $21,030
Lessors of Real Estate 59,130 10.35 $12.76 $26,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 30,210 2.58 $20.55 $42,750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 30 0.01 $19.34 $40,220
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $18.46 $38,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60 0.01 $17.91 $37,250
Furniture Stores 530 0.24 $17.70 $36,810


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 81,520 5.39 1.66 $14.26 $29,660
Texas 37,940 3.38 1.04 $12.84 $26,700
Florida 29,720 3.88 1.20 $11.88 $24,700
New York 19,230 2.18 0.67 $13.58 $28,250
Ohio 14,920 2.87 0.89 $11.48 $23,870



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 81,520 5.39 1.66 $14.26 $29,660
Washington 14,400 4.97 1.53 $14.56 $30,290
Alabama 9,230 4.97 1.53 $11.52 $23,950
Colorado 11,680 4.93 1.52 $13.81 $28,730
Nebraska 4,220 4.48 1.38 $12.40 $25,800



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,380 3.24 1.00 $15.86 $33,000
Massachusetts 9,190 2.77 0.85 $15.30 $31,830
Vermont 840 2.78 0.86 $15.18 $31,580
New Jersey 8,310 2.15 0.66 $14.97 $31,130
Maryland 7,720 3.02 0.93 $14.88 $30,950




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 23,820 5.87 1.81 $13.20 $27,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,130 3.92 1.21 $12.68 $26,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,880 1.83 0.57 $14.55 $30,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 8,220 6.23 1.92 $14.17 $29,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,140 2.17 0.67 $12.72 $26,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,410 4.96 1.53 $15.43 $32,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,260 4.89 1.51 $15.52 $32,270
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,900 5.20 1.61 $13.51 $28,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,420 2.69 0.83 $14.05 $29,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,290 2.81 0.87 $13.71 $28,510