Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
57,490 3.0 % $24.83 $51,640 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.46 $18.74 $23.16 $29.44 $36.67
Annual Wage (2) $32,150 $38,970 $48,180 $61,230 $76,270


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 36,520 8.18 $25.05 $52,100
Other Financial Investment Activities 8,200 1.86 $24.58 $51,130
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,630 0.40 $25.38 $52,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,010 0.09 $23.13 $48,120
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.16 $24.83 $51,650

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 36,520 8.18 $25.05 $52,100
Other Investment Pools and Funds 320 4.40 $22.85 $47,530
Other Financial Investment Activities 8,200 1.86 $24.58 $51,130
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,630 0.40 $25.38 $52,790
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.16 $24.83 $51,650

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) $29.37 $61,080
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,630 0.40 $25.38 $52,790
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 36,520 8.18 $25.05 $52,100
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.16 $24.83 $51,650
Other Financial Investment Activities 8,200 1.86 $24.58 $51,130


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 8,580 0.96 2.29 $29.07 $60,470
California 4,480 0.29 0.69 $27.46 $57,110
Texas 3,920 0.34 0.81 $26.48 $55,090
Florida 3,590 0.45 1.09 $23.75 $49,400
Illinois 3,410 0.58 1.40 $25.31 $52,650




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)
Rhode Island 570 1.21 2.91 $26.48 $55,070
New York 8,580 0.96 2.29 $29.07 $60,470
Missouri 2,250 0.83 1.99 $20.42 $42,480
South Dakota 330 0.79 1.90 $18.51 $38,510
New Jersey 3,090 0.79 1.89 $26.22 $54,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,580 0.96 2.29 $29.07 $60,470
District of Columbia 110 0.17 0.40 $27.65 $57,520
California 4,480 0.29 0.69 $27.46 $57,110
Maryland 460 0.18 0.43 $26.68 $55,490
Connecticut 950 0.57 1.37 $26.60 $55,320





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,460 1.46 3.50 $28.84 $59,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,060 0.86 2.06 $25.52 $53,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,970 1.49 3.57 $20.12 $41,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 0.99 2.38 $22.58 $46,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,690 0.96 2.30 $25.75 $53,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,600 0.85 2.05 $24.35 $50,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.52 1.24 $27.55 $57,300
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.11 2.67 $30.26 $62,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.26 0.63 $26.88 $55,900
Pittsburgh, PA 1,000 0.89 2.13 $22.69 $47,190




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 290 1.99 4.77 $18.46 $38,410
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 200 1.60 3.83 $26.19 $54,480
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 660 1.59 3.82 $25.89 $53,850
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,970 1.49 3.57 $20.12 $41,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,460 1.46 3.50 $28.84 $59,980
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 620 1.30 3.12 $20.70 $43,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.11 2.67 $30.26 $62,950
Great Falls, MT 40 1.05 2.53 $16.67 $34,680
Trenton, NJ 230 1.04 2.49 $24.51 $50,990
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 570 1.02 2.45 $26.46 $55,040




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)
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.54 1.30 $34.22 $71,180
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.11 2.67 $30.26 $62,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.19 0.44 $30.25 $62,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 100 0.34 0.81 $29.80 $61,990
Fresno, CA 50 0.16 0.39 $29.64 $61,660
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 0.45 $29.54 $61,450
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 220 0.37 0.90 $29.04 $60,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,460 1.46 3.50 $28.84 $59,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 0.65 $28.47 $59,210
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $28.36 $59,000

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 0.92 $21.58 $44,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.40 $18.95 $39,410
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.56 $21.52 $44,760

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 0.92 $21.58 $44,900
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.56 $21.52 $44,760
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.40 $18.95 $39,410

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 0.92 $21.58 $44,900
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.56 $21.52 $44,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.95 $39,420
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.40 $18.95 $39,410


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016