Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
70,190 1.2 % $19.35 $40,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.24 $15.41 $19.20 $22.81 $26.74
Annual Wage (2) $25,450 $32,060 $39,930 $47,440 $55,620


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) 11,710 0.59 $21.09 $43,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,410 0.24 $20.05 $41,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,160 0.08 $17.96 $37,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,300 0.06 $19.88 $41,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,470 0.03 $18.76 $39,010

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) 11,710 0.59 $21.09 $43,870
Hardware Manufacturing 70 0.32 $19.86 $41,310
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.31 $17.60 $36,600
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 430 0.30 $19.09 $39,710
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.27 $20.79 $43,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 50 0.05 $31.88 $66,320
Postal Service 30 0.01 $30.67 $63,790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 490 0.10 $28.08 $58,400
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $26.94 $56,040
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $26.60 $55,330


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 8,120 0.54 1.03 $21.37 $44,450
Texas 6,560 0.58 1.13 $18.97 $39,450
New York 3,580 0.41 0.78 $19.64 $40,840
Florida 3,110 0.41 0.78 $18.56 $38,610
Ohio 3,090 0.59 1.14 $18.46 $38,400



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)
Alaska 290 0.88 1.69 $22.67 $47,150
Oklahoma 1,370 0.87 1.67 $18.68 $38,850
South Carolina 1,590 0.85 1.63 $17.23 $35,840
North Dakota 360 0.82 1.58 $17.71 $36,850
Idaho 510 0.81 1.55 $18.56 $38,610



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 0.45 0.88 $25.66 $53,380
Maryland 1,540 0.60 1.16 $22.73 $47,280
Alaska 290 0.88 1.69 $22.67 $47,150
Colorado 990 0.42 0.80 $21.87 $45,490
Massachusetts 1,530 0.46 0.88 $21.76 $45,260




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 2,100 0.39 0.75 $19.77 $41,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.52 0.99 $19.57 $40,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,830 0.65 1.24 $19.32 $40,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.39 0.75 $19.86 $41,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,360 0.74 1.43 $18.28 $38,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,220 0.67 1.29 $18.01 $37,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.52 1.00 $19.45 $40,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 990 0.42 0.80 $23.77 $49,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 890 0.89 1.71 $21.06 $43,810
Columbus, OH 890 0.92 1.77 $19.72 $41,010



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)
Lawton, OK 100 2.30 4.44 $19.37 $40,280
Columbus, GA-AL 240 2.09 4.03 $17.91 $37,260
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.90 3.65 $18.96 $39,430
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.84 3.55 $20.17 $41,960
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.78 3.42 $20.72 $43,100
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 230 1.74 3.34 $20.82 $43,290
York-Hanover, PA 280 1.61 3.10 $22.52 $46,850
Elizabethtown, KY 70 1.49 2.86 $21.99 $45,750
Lebanon, PA 70 1.45 2.79 $17.90 $37,240
Boise City-Nampa, ID 400 1.44 2.77 $18.93 $39,380