Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators

Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
487,420 1.3 % $13.13 $27,310 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.38 $12.64 $15.37 $18.18
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $21,600 $26,290 $31,980 $37,820

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Offices of physicians 89,910 $13.17 $27,380 1 151
General medical and surgical hospitals 39,700 $12.72 $26,460 2 187
Accounting and bookkeeping services 25,010 $12.05 $25,060 3 237
Management of companies and enterprises 16,420 $13.76 $28,630 4 93
Local government (OES designation) 13,360 $13.29 $27,640 5 141

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rail transportation 230 $17.09 $35,540 190 1
Wired telecommunications carriers 2,350 $16.96 $35,280 40 2
Scientific research and development services 530 $16.95 $35,260 126 3
Land subdivision 150 $16.90 $35,150 219 4
Power generation and supply 2,910 $16.21 $33,710 32 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Kentucky 10,310 $11.94 $24,830 0.599% 472
West Virginia 4,000 $10.06 $20,920 0.587% 508
South Dakota 1,920 $10.24 $21,290 0.542% 391
New Jersey 17,390 $14.79 $30,760 0.449% 496
Connecticut 7,180 $15.39 $32,000 0.438% 440

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 1,290 $16.69 $34,720 0.217% 305
Connecticut 7,180 $15.39 $32,000 0.438% 440
Alaska 1,150 $14.99 $31,180 0.393% 358
New Jersey 17,390 $14.79 $30,760 0.449% 496
New York 31,570 $14.67 $30,510 0.382% 510

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 500 $9.24 $19,210 1.037%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 1,010 $10.78 $22,430 0.933%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 860 $10.81 $22,490 0.747%
Owensboro, KY MSA 280 $12.28 $25,550 0.708%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA 330 $11.00 $22,880 0.708%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 3,420 $18.37 $38,220 0.350%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 800 $17.94 $37,310 0.400%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,280 $17.36 $36,110 0.260%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 1,210 $16.25 $33,800 0.501%
New York, NY PMSA 12,510 $16.16 $33,620 0.315%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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