Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

43-4011 Brokerage Clerks

Perform clerical duties involving the purchase or sale of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

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)
72,400 3.7 % $18.89 $39,280 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.82 $14.17 $17.50 $22.13 $27.69
Annual Wage (2) $24,590 $29,480 $36,390 $46,030 $57,600

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 45,430 $19.09 $39,700
Other Financial Investment Activities 8,860 $20.42 $42,470
Depository Credit Intermediation 8,630 $17.79 $37,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,300 $17.14 $35,660
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 930 $17.35 $36,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural Gas Distribution 40 $24.43 $50,820
Local Government (OES designation) 140 $21.73 $45,210
Other Financial Investment Activities 8,860 $20.42 $42,470
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 250 $20.35 $42,340
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 45,430 $19.09 $39,700

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 15,790 $21.17 $44,030 0.188%
New Jersey 4,660 $17.96 $37,360 0.118%
Minnesota 2,560 $19.84 $41,260 0.095%
Illinois 4,980 $19.98 $41,560 0.085%
Connecticut 1,250 $20.22 $42,050 0.075%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 8,620 $21.71 $45,150 0.057%
New York 15,790 $21.17 $44,030 0.188%
Connecticut 1,250 $20.22 $42,050 0.075%
Illinois 4,980 $19.98 $41,560 0.085%
Washington 640 $19.84 $41,280 0.023%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,870 $21.53 $44,770 0.299%
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,000 $24.76 $51,490 0.207%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,020 $19.25 $40,050 0.191%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1,430 $16.82 $34,980 0.175%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,840 $18.65 $38,800 0.172%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,000 $24.76 $51,490 0.207%
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 70 $24.42 $50,800 0.053%
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 80 $22.89 $47,610 0.031%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 $22.75 $47,320 0.046%
Springfield, IL (8) $22.30 $46,390 (8)

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: December 6, 2007

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