Office clerks, general

Add Comparison
Total Workforce
1.47M
Average Age
42.6
Average Salary
$32,052
Average Male Salary
$36,447
Average Female Salary
$31,049

About

Office clerks, general are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Office clerks, general was $32,052 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Office clerks, general by wage are Disc jockeys, except radio, Cutting workers, and Animal trainers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Office clerks, general are Glendale City PUMA, CA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Briarwood, Fresh Meadows & Hillcrest PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Office clerks, general are Downey City PUMA, CA, Glendale City PUMA, CA, and Briarwood, Fresh Meadows & Hillcrest PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Office clerks, general and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Office clerks, general, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Office clerks, general, by average wage, is Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products. Office clerks, general are paid most in Gainesville City (Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Downey City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,052
AVERAGE SALARY
± $586

In 2018, Office clerks, general earned an average of $32,052, $21,836 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Disc jockeys, except radio make somewhat more than Office clerks, general while Cutting workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Office clerks, general as measured by average annual salary in the US.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

0.383
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Office clerks, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.383, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Office clerks, general (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

View Data
Save Image

Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Office clerks, general.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Office clerks, general

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries by Share

1.47M
2018 Workforce
± 29,656
6.27%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.72%

The number of people employed as Office clerks, general has been growing at a rate of 6.27%, from 1,386,594 people in 2017 to 1,473,552 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Office clerks, general employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Office clerks, general at  7.04%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.16% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 5.18%.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Demographic information on Office clerks, general in the US. The average age of male Office clerks, general in the workforce is 38.7 and of female Office clerks, general is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Office clerks, general is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

274k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,836
1.2M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 26,783

81.4% of Office clerks, general are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Office clerks, general.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Office clerks, general
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

61% of Office clerks, general are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of Office clerks, general, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Office clerks, general.

View Data
Save Image

Age by Gender

38.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.783
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.342

The median age of Office clerks, general is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 4.83 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

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

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.
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Skills

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Bar Chart

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart