Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
496,780 1.0 % $13.50 $28,070 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.12 $10.76 $13.00 $15.86 $18.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,970 $22,380 $27,040 $32,990 $39,270

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 86,580 $13.64 $28,380
General medical and surgical hospitals 41,740 $13.10 $27,240
Accounting and bookkeeping services 23,790 $12.97 $26,980
Management of companies and enterprises 17,440 $13.93 $28,960
Local government (OES designation) 14,600 $13.46 $27,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Tobacco manufacturing 290 $18.81 $39,130
Scientific research and development services 490 $17.37 $36,140
Support activities for rail transportation 130 $16.98 $35,310
Wired telecommunications carriers 1,850 $16.96 $35,280
Motor vehicle manufacturing 30 $16.85 $35,050

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
Kentucky 9,980 $12.36 $25,710 0.577%
West Virginia 3,910 $10.51 $21,850 0.571%
South Dakota 1,930 $10.39 $21,610 0.524%
New Jersey 19,150 $15.24 $31,700 0.493%
Connecticut 7,620 $15.88 $33,030 0.467%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 1,390 $16.89 $35,130 0.230%
Connecticut 7,620 $15.88 $33,030 0.467%
Alaska 1,220 $15.79 $32,850 0.416%
Massachusetts 13,510 $15.28 $31,780 0.432%
New Jersey 19,150 $15.24 $31,700 0.493%

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 440 $10.46 $21,750 0.894%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 1,020 $11.07 $23,030 0.874%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 950 $11.10 $23,090 0.806%
Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA 840 $10.19 $21,180 0.726%
Bangor, ME MSA 410 $11.72 $24,380 0.709%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 980 $19.33 $40,210 0.491%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,790 $18.99 $39,500 0.293%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,150 $17.82 $37,070 0.253%
Oakland, CA PMSA 3,230 $17.06 $35,490 0.321%
Rochester, MN MSA 600 $16.92 $35,200 0.686%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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