Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
138,910 0.8 % $18.84 $39,180 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.26 $15.08 $18.32 $22.31 $26.52
Annual Wage (2) $25,500 $31,360 $38,100 $46,400 $55,160


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,740 0.48 $19.01 $39,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,610 0.53 $21.05 $43,780
Employment Services 9,500 0.27 $17.57 $36,550
State Government (OES Designation) 6,070 0.28 $17.70 $36,810
Department Stores 6,060 0.43 $15.16 $31,540

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) 10,610 0.53 $21.05 $43,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,740 0.48 $19.01 $39,540
Department Stores 6,060 0.43 $15.16 $31,540
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,060 0.32 $16.42 $34,160
Other General Merchandise Stores 5,790 0.32 $17.13 $35,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $24.84 $51,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 600 0.10 $23.87 $49,660
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 270 0.26 $23.75 $49,390
Rail Transportation 60 0.03 $23.27 $48,400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 100 0.05 $22.81 $47,450


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 16,450 1.06 1.05 $21.07 $43,820
Texas 11,090 0.96 0.95 $18.27 $38,000
New York 10,190 1.13 1.13 $19.67 $40,910
Florida 7,330 0.92 0.92 $17.02 $35,400
Pennsylvania 5,950 1.04 1.03 $18.08 $37,600



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)
South Carolina 3,750 1.94 1.93 $16.05 $33,380
Hawaii 1,080 1.75 1.73 $19.39 $40,330
Minnesota 4,600 1.66 1.65 $19.24 $40,020
Maryland 3,810 1.47 1.46 $20.32 $42,260
Alaska 480 1.47 1.45 $22.25 $46,290



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 830 1.22 1.21 $25.06 $52,110
Alaska 480 1.47 1.45 $22.25 $46,290
Massachusetts 2,480 0.73 0.72 $21.12 $43,930
California 16,450 1.06 1.05 $21.07 $43,820
Connecticut 1,220 0.74 0.73 $20.80 $43,260




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,040 1.09 1.08 $19.98 $41,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,580 1.12 1.11 $21.29 $44,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,260 1.74 1.72 $20.04 $41,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.20 1.20 $22.03 $45,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.76 0.76 $20.74 $43,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,500 0.85 0.85 $19.62 $40,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,390 1.02 1.02 $19.41 $40,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,270 0.91 0.91 $18.85 $39,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,030 1.54 1.53 $20.02 $41,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,880 1.00 0.99 $17.48 $36,370