Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment.

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)
454,950 1.3 % $10.52 $21,890 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.14 $7.25 $8.86 $12.11 $16.84
Annual Wage (2) $12,770 $15,080 $18,440 $25,180 $35,020

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Consumer goods rental 105,830 $8.58 $17,840
Drycleaning and laundry services 51,160 $7.92 $16,480
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 45,310 $11.35 $23,610
Automobile dealers 31,360 $19.64 $40,860
Lessors of real estate 28,120 $10.48 $21,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automobile dealers 31,360 $19.64 $40,860
Chemical merchant wholesalers 220 $17.99 $37,430
Scheduled air transportation (7) $17.09 $35,550
Building finishing contractors 30 $16.56 $34,450
Couriers 290 $15.48 $32,190

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
Washington 19,690 $11.25 $23,410 0.753%
North Dakota 1,720 $7.75 $16,110 0.530%
Vermont 1,410 $10.59 $22,020 0.476%
California 69,070 $12.07 $25,110 0.473%
Colorado 9,870 $10.61 $22,060 0.463%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 3,690 $12.10 $25,170 0.225%
California 69,070 $12.07 $25,110 0.473%
New Jersey 11,560 $11.95 $24,860 0.296%
Maryland 9,910 $11.77 $24,480 0.400%
Washington 19,690 $11.25 $23,410 0.753%

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
Yakima, WA MSA 700 $10.37 $21,580 0.919%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 11,180 $11.67 $24,280 0.853%
Bellingham, WA MSA 580 $10.44 $21,720 0.795%
Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 830 $7.77 $16,160 0.783%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 560 $10.81 $22,480 0.707%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 170 $15.76 $32,780 0.091%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 490 $14.66 $30,500 0.246%
Naples, FL MSA 310 $13.22 $27,510 0.257%
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 2,720 $13.08 $27,210 0.383%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 1,970 $13.05 $27,150 0.310%

About November 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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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