Receptionists & information clerks

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Total Workforce

1.22M

Average Age

38.4

Average Salary

$24,401

Average Male Salary

$25,595

Average Female Salary

$24,249

About

Receptionists & information clerks are most often employed by the Offices of physicians industry. The average yearly wage for Receptionists & information clerks was $24,401 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Receptionists & information clerks by wage are Personal care & service workers, all other , Preschool & kindergarten teachers, and Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Receptionists & information clerks are East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804636), Greater North Las Vegas City PUMA, NV, and Anaheim City (East) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Receptionists & information clerks are East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804636), Philadelphia City (Central) PUMA, PA, and Cumberland Valley Area Development District (North) PUMA, KY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Receptionists & information clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of physicians is the industry that employs the most Receptionists & information clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Receptionists & information clerks, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. Receptionists & information clerks are paid most in Greater North Miami Beach City (West) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804636).

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,401

AVERAGE SALARY

± $466

In 2018, Receptionists & information clerks earned an average of $24,401, $29,487 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Personal care & service workers, all other make somewhat more than Receptionists & information clerks while Cleaners of vehicles & equipment make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Receptionists & information clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.36

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Receptionists & information clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Receptionists & information clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Receptionists & information clerks.

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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 Receptionists & information clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Receptionists & information clerks, by number of employees, are Offices of physicians, General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

1.22M

2018 Workforce

± 26,958

1.24%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.11%

The number of people employed as Receptionists & information clerks has been growing at a rate of 1.24%, from 1,200,571 people in 2017 to 1,215,518 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Receptionists & information clerks employed by various industries. Offices of physicians employs the largest share of Receptionists & information clerks at  11.4%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 9.7% and Outpatient care centers with 6.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Receptionists & information clerks in the US. The average age of male Receptionists & information clerks in the workforce is 33.9 and of female Receptionists & information clerks is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Receptionists & information clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

137k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,096

1.08M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 25,400

88.7% of Receptionists & information clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Receptionists & information clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Receptionists & information clerks

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

58.9% of Receptionists & information clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.6% of Receptionists & information clerks, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Receptionists & information clerks.

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Age by Gender

33.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.997

39

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.379

The median age of Receptionists & information clerks is 38.4, and Male employees are generally 5.16 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Receptionists & information clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Receptionists & information clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Receptionists & information clerks hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Receptionists & information clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Receptionists & information clerks need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Receptionists & information clerks need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Writing, and Active Listening.

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