This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers ; Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service ; Telephone Operators ; Communications Equipment Operators, All Other ; Bill and Account Collectors ; Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators ; Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ; Gaming Cage Workers ; Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ; Procurement Clerks ; Tellers ; Brokerage Clerks ; Correspondence Clerks ; Court, Municipal, and License Clerks ; Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks ; Customer Service Representatives ; Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs ; File Clerks ; Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ; Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ; Library Assistants, Clerical ; Loan Interviewers and Clerks ; New Accounts Clerks ; Order Clerks ; Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ; Receptionists and Information Clerks ; Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks ; Information and Record Clerks, All Other ; Cargo and Freight Agents ; Couriers and Messengers ; Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers ; Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ; Meter Readers, Utilities ; Postal Service Clerks ; Postal Service Mail Carriers ; Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators ; Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks ; Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks ; Stock Clerks and Order Fillers ; Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping ; Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ; Legal Secretaries ; Medical Secretaries ; Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive ; Computer Operators ; Data Entry Keyers ; Word Processors and Typists ; Desktop Publishers ; Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks ; Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service ; Office Clerks, General ; Office Machine Operators, Except Computer ; Proofreaders and Copy Markers ; Statistical Assistants ; Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:
|Wage RSE (3)|
|23,231,750||0.1 %||$15.49||$32,220||0.1 %|
Percentile wage estimates for this major group:
|Annual Wage (2)||$17,950||$22,730||$29,780||$39,160||$50,550|
About May 2008 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.
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.
Other OES estimates and related information:
May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 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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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009