Procurement clerks

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Total Workforce
49.9k
Average Age
44.8
Average Salary
$65,119
Average Male Salary
$76,785
Average Female Salary
$54,796

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Procurement clerks are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Procurement clerks was $65,119 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Procurement clerks by wage are Millwrights, Occupational therapists, and Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Procurement clerks are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Procurement clerks are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Procurement clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Procurement clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Procurement clerks, by average wage, is Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c.. Procurement clerks are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$65,119
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,366

In 2018, Procurement clerks earned an average of $65,119, $11,231 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Millwrights make somewhat more than Procurement clerks while Occupational therapists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Procurement clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.32
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Procurement clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Procurement clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Procurement clerks.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

49.9k
2018 Workforce
± 5,483
26.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.1%

The number of people employed as Procurement clerks has been growing at a rate of 26.3%, from 39,507 people in 2017 to 49,885 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Procurement clerks employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Procurement clerks at  4.77%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 4.7% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 4.14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Procurement clerks in the US. The average age of male Procurement clerks in the workforce is 43.7 and of female Procurement clerks is 45.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Procurement clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

23.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,757
26.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,994

53.1% of Procurement clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Procurement clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

69.2% of Procurement clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.06% of Procurement clerks, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Procurement clerks.

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Age by Gender

43.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.06
45.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.93

The median age of Procurement clerks is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 1.95 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Procurement clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Procurement clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Procurement clerks hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Procurement clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Procurement clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Procurement clerks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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