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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-3061 Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. Excludes “Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products” (13-1022).


National estimates for Procurement Clerks
Industry profile for Procurement Clerks
Geographic profile for Procurement Clerks

National estimates for Procurement Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Procurement Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
61,930 1.6 % $ 21.60 $ 44,930 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Procurement Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.46 $ 17.74 $ 21.71 $ 24.26 $ 29.09
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,080 $ 36,890 $ 45,150 $ 50,450 $ 60,510


Industry profile for Procurement Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Procurement Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Procurement Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Procurement Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,130 0.48 $ 23.31 $ 48,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,450 0.18 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,000 0.07 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,160 0.04 $ 23.67 $ 49,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,110 0.15 $ 20.52 $ 42,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Procurement Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,130 0.48 $ 23.31 $ 48,480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,360 0.29 $ 20.92 $ 43,520
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.28 $ 21.64 $ 45,000
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,770 0.26 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.20 $ 19.75 $ 41,070

Top paying industries for Procurement Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.05 $ 34.97 $ 72,740
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $ 31.70 $ 65,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.04 $ 30.02 $ 62,430
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.18 $ 28.57 $ 59,420
Rail Transportation 120 0.06 $ 28.17 $ 58,600


Geographic profile for Procurement Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Procurement Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Procurement Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of procurement clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Procurement Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,240 0.38 0.86 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
Texas 5,550 0.45 1.03 $ 20.92 $ 43,520
New Jersey 4,570 1.19 2.70 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Illinois 3,710 0.66 1.50 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
Florida 3,290 0.38 0.87 $ 19.36 $ 40,280


Map of location quotient of procurement clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Procurement Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,570 1.19 2.70 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
West Virginia 690 1.06 2.40 $ 20.34 $ 42,320
Washington 2,420 0.75 1.72 $ 22.22 $ 46,220
Hawaii 400 0.74 1.68 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
Illinois 3,710 0.66 1.50 $ 21.11 $ 43,910


Map of annual mean wages of procurement clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Procurement Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 290 0.45 1.01 $ 27.36 $ 56,920
Idaho 190 0.25 0.57 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Alaska 180 0.61 1.39 $ 25.33 $ 52,680
Wyoming 110 0.41 0.92 $ 24.01 $ 49,930
California 6,240 0.38 0.86 $ 23.69 $ 49,280



Map of employment of procurement clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Procurement Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,930 0.57 1.29 $ 22.64 $ 47,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,690 0.63 1.44 $ 21.70 $ 45,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.39 0.88 $ 23.50 $ 48,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,710 0.48 1.08 $ 21.26 $ 44,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,450 0.55 1.24 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,410 0.73 1.67 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,160 0.55 1.25 $ 22.23 $ 46,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,160 0.40 0.91 $ 22.69 $ 47,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 950 0.32 0.74 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 940 0.38 0.88 $ 19.06 $ 39,630


Map of location quotient of procurement clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Procurement Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hinesville, GA 40 2.36 5.37 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 160 1.80 4.10 $ 25.79 $ 53,630
Lawton, OK 70 1.75 3.97 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Warner Robins, GA 120 1.64 3.73 $ 22.32 $ 46,420
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.64 3.72 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Charleston, WV 160 1.60 3.63 $ 20.64 $ 42,920
Texarkana, TX-AR 90 1.53 3.48 $ 22.40 $ 46,590
York-Hanover, PA 260 1.51 3.43 $ 24.86 $ 51,710
Lebanon, PA 70 1.43 3.25 $ 21.21 $ 44,110
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.43 3.24 $ 21.76 $ 45,270