Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-4011 Brokerage Clerks

Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or 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
Geographic 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)
57,240 3.0 % $24.10 $50,120 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.26 $18.28 $22.85 $28.83 $35.14
Annual Wage (2) $31,740 $38,030 $47,520 $59,960 $73,100


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 37,160 8.39 $24.41 $50,780
Other Financial Investment Activities 7,670 1.80 $23.75 $49,410
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,900 0.35 $24.34 $50,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,940 0.09 $22.75 $47,330
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 980 0.17 $23.68 $49,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 37,160 8.39 $24.41 $50,780
Other Investment Pools and Funds 380 5.13 $22.14 $46,060
Other Financial Investment Activities 7,670 1.80 $23.75 $49,410
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,900 0.35 $24.34 $50,630
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 980 0.17 $23.68 $49,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $26.03 $54,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $25.28 $52,590
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 37,160 8.39 $24.41 $50,780
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,900 0.35 $24.34 $50,630
Other Financial Investment Activities 7,670 1.80 $23.75 $49,410


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 9,630 1.09 2.58 $27.97 $58,180
California 4,030 0.27 0.63 $25.69 $53,440
Florida 3,740 0.49 1.15 $21.17 $44,030
Texas 3,630 0.32 0.76 $25.62 $53,280
Illinois 3,520 0.61 1.44 $23.35 $48,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 9,630 1.09 2.58 $27.97 $58,180
New Jersey 3,500 0.91 2.14 $25.63 $53,320
Missouri 2,020 0.76 1.79 $20.39 $42,410
South Dakota 300 0.74 1.75 $19.63 $40,830
Arizona 1,840 0.73 1.72 $24.61 $51,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.22 $32.96 $68,550
Connecticut 1,020 0.62 1.47 $29.77 $61,930
New York 9,630 1.09 2.58 $27.97 $58,180
Alaska 60 0.18 0.43 $25.74 $53,540
California 4,030 0.27 0.63 $25.69 $53,440





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,050 1.86 4.40 $27.94 $58,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,150 0.84 1.98 $23.40 $48,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,840 1.02 2.42 $23.98 $49,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,730 0.95 2.23 $24.50 $50,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,700 0.93 2.20 $22.22 $46,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,670 1.28 3.02 $19.84 $41,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.59 1.40 $26.69 $55,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.28 0.66 $25.61 $53,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.85 2.02 $27.48 $57,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.31 0.73 $26.35 $54,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 830 1.98 4.66 $29.39 $61,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,050 1.86 4.40 $27.94 $58,110
Sioux Falls, SD 260 1.77 4.19 $19.40 $40,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,670 1.28 3.02 $19.84 $41,280
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 610 1.13 2.66 $25.74 $53,550
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 510 1.09 2.59 $20.13 $41,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,840 1.02 2.42 $23.98 $49,880
Fort Wayne, IN 200 0.96 2.26 $15.40 $32,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,730 0.95 2.23 $24.50 $50,950
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.94 2.22 $20.40 $42,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 0.43 $38.36 $79,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.17 0.41 $29.54 $61,450
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 830 1.98 4.66 $29.39 $61,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.31 0.73 $28.69 $59,670
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.22 0.51 $28.49 $59,260
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.25 0.59 $28.02 $58,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,050 1.86 4.40 $27.94 $58,110
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 0.30 0.72 $27.67 $57,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.85 2.02 $27.48 $57,160
Montgomery, AL 50 0.30 0.70 $27.48 $57,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 1.10 $16.13 $33,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.51 $18.00 $37,440
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.52 $19.01 $39,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 1.10 $16.13 $33,560
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.52 $19.01 $39,540
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.51 $18.00 $37,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.21 $46,210
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.52 $19.01 $39,540
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.51 $18.00 $37,440
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 1.10 $16.13 $33,560


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015