Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
135,270 0.6 % $18.74 $38,980 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.06 $14.95 $18.29 $22.19 $26.43
Annual Wage (2) $25,090 $31,090 $38,040 $46,160 $54,960


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) 10,740 0.54 $20.97 $43,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,370 0.47 $18.81 $39,130
Employment Services 7,720 0.22 $17.30 $35,990
Department Stores 6,210 0.44 $14.67 $30,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,830 0.11 $20.08 $41,770

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) 10,740 0.54 $20.97 $43,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,370 0.47 $18.81 $39,130
Department Stores 6,210 0.44 $14.67 $30,510
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,100 0.34 $16.26 $33,810
Office Administrative Services 1,520 0.34 $17.76 $36,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.14 $25.76 $53,570
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 680 0.11 $24.19 $50,310
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 240 0.23 $23.89 $49,700
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $23.58 $49,040
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.13 $23.39 $48,650


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 16,170 1.07 1.07 $20.93 $43,540
Texas 10,790 0.96 0.96 $18.11 $37,670
New York 9,140 1.04 1.04 $19.47 $40,500
Florida 6,970 0.91 0.91 $17.00 $35,360
Pennsylvania 6,470 1.14 1.14 $17.84 $37,110



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)
Maryland 3,890 1.52 1.52 $20.62 $42,880
Hawaii 930 1.52 1.52 $18.50 $38,480
Alaska 490 1.50 1.50 $21.65 $45,030
District of Columbia 980 1.45 1.44 $22.06 $45,890
Minnesota 3,570 1.31 1.31 $19.07 $39,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,160 0.95 0.95 $22.54 $46,880
District of Columbia 980 1.45 1.44 $22.06 $45,890
Alaska 490 1.50 1.50 $21.65 $45,030
Connecticut 1,180 0.72 0.72 $21.20 $44,100
California 16,170 1.07 1.07 $20.93 $43,540




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 5,070 0.94 0.94 $19.98 $41,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,070 1.00 1.00 $20.60 $42,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.24 1.24 $21.13 $43,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,690 0.72 0.71 $20.81 $43,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,480 1.04 1.04 $19.23 $40,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,450 1.34 1.34 $19.91 $41,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,410 0.85 0.85 $18.96 $39,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,350 1.05 1.05 $19.33 $40,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.24 1.24 $18.55 $38,580
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,150 1.66 1.66 $20.34 $42,310