Counter & rental clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
83.6k
Average Age
39.3
Estimated Job Growth
1.07%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$31,310
Average Male Salary
$37,994
Average Female Salary
$23,499

About

Counter & rental clerks are most often employed by the Drycleaning & laundry services industry. The average yearly wage for Counter & rental clerks was $31,310 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Counter & rental clerks by wage are Telephone operators, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, and Interviewers, except eligibility & loan.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Counter & rental clerks are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, and Ridgewood, Glendale & Middle Village PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Counter & rental clerks are Tamiami Trail Region (South)Tamiami PUMA, FL, Orange & Hardin Counties PUMA, TX, and Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Counter & rental clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Drycleaning & laundry services is the industry that employs the most Counter & rental clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Counter & rental clerks, by average wage, is Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers . Counter & rental clerks are paid most in Toledo City (East) PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Tamiami Trail Region (South)Tamiami PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,310
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,066

In 2020, Counter & rental clerks earned an average of $31,310, $24,644 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Telephone operators make somewhat more than Counter & rental clerks while Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Counter & rental clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.47
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Counter & rental clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.47, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Counter & rental clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Counter & rental clerks.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

83.6k
2020 Workforce
± 7,096
−2.25%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.2%

The number of people employed as Counter & rental clerks has been declining at a rate of −2.25%, from 85,512 people in 2019 to 83,590 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Counter & rental clerks employed by various industries. Drycleaning & laundry services employs the largest share of Counter & rental clerks at  27.4%, followed by Automotive equipment rental & leasing with 20.6% and Other consumer goods rental with 11.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Counter & rental clerks in the US. The average age of male Counter & rental clerks in the workforce is 38.1 and of female Counter & rental clerks is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Counter & rental clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

45k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,210
38.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,820

53.9% of Counter & rental clerks are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Counter & rental clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Counter & rental clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

56.8% of Counter & rental clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Counter & rental clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Counter & rental clerks.

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Age by Sex

38.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.83
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.09

The median age of Counter & rental clerks is 39.3, and Male employees are generally 2.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Counter & rental clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Counter & rental clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Counter & rental clerks hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Counter & rental clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Counter & rental clerks need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Counter & rental clerks need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Material Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Counter and Rental Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Counter and Rental Clerks are expected to see a growth of 1.07% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Counter and Rental Clerks.
1.07%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Counter and Rental Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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