Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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)
490,960 1.3 % $13.26 $27,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.99 $10.51 $12.76 $15.59 $18.43
Annual Wage (2) $18,700 $21,860 $26,540 $32,420 $38,340

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of physicians 88,060 $13.27 $27,600
General medical and surgical hospitals 40,150 $12.87 $26,770
Accounting and bookkeeping services 26,020 $12.39 $25,770
Management of companies and enterprises 17,350 $13.60 $28,280
Local government (OES designation) 14,480 $13.32 $27,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Land subdivision 200 $18.54 $38,570
Tobacco manufacturing 330 $18.26 $37,970
Scientific research and development services 460 $17.22 $35,820
Building equipment contractors 2,090 $17.06 $35,480
Other financial investment activities 600 $16.61 $34,550

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
West Virginia 4,100 $10.32 $21,460 0.603%
Kentucky 10,160 $12.08 $25,140 0.591%
South Dakota 1,870 $10.24 $21,290 0.512%
New Jersey 17,480 $14.87 $30,940 0.451%
Connecticut 7,300 $15.75 $32,750 0.447%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 1,210 $17.13 $35,640 0.203%
Connecticut 7,300 $15.75 $32,750 0.447%
Alaska 1,130 $15.28 $31,780 0.389%
New York 31,990 $14.96 $31,110 0.388%
New Jersey 17,480 $14.87 $30,940 0.451%

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
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 1,150 $10.68 $22,210 1.034%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 390 $10.06 $20,920 0.810%
Modesto, CA MSA 1,250 $14.24 $29,630 0.783%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA 360 $10.83 $22,530 0.766%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 890 $11.06 $23,010 0.766%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,970 $18.84 $39,200 0.308%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 1,020 $18.70 $38,890 0.512%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,250 $17.21 $35,810 0.263%
Oakland, CA PMSA 3,080 $16.75 $34,850 0.307%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 1,030 $16.26 $33,820 0.434%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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: April 19, 2005

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