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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes “Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop” (35-3022), “Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks” (43-4081), “Order Clerks” (43-4151), and “Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks” (43-4181).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 23017$19.30/hr$13.59/hr$15.51/hr$18.49/hr$22.27/hr$26.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,410$22.07/hr
Financial Activities1,110$17.57/hr
Professional and Business Services50$13.17/hr
Leisure and Hospitality410$14.61/hr
Other Services620$16.87/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$17.52/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$15.56/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$16.56/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$18.99/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$17.36/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$18.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$17.38/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$18.47/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 180$18.68/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$16.56/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 210$18.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$16.56/hr-3.1%
Northwest Minnesota 230$18.49/hr-2.2%
Southeast Minnesota 270$17.38/hr-0.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$15.40/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 360$18.49/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,250$17.87/hr2.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,540$18.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,600$17.87/hr1.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cashiers 57,760$14.41/hr-9.3%
Tellers 5,930$18.32/hr-12.1%
Retail Salespersons 66,830$15.63/hr-3.0%

  • Compute charges for merchandise or services and receive payments.
  • Receive orders for services, such as rentals, repairs, dry cleaning, and storage.
  • Answer telephones to provide information and receive orders.
  • Greet customers and discuss the type, quality, and quantity of merchandise sought for rental.
  • Prepare rental forms, obtaining customer signature and other information, such as required licenses.
  • Allocate equipment to participants in sporting events or recreational activities.
  • Keep records of transactions and of the number of customers entering an establishment.
  • Rent items, arrange for provision of services to customers, and accept returns.
  • Receive, examine, and tag articles to be altered, cleaned, stored, or repaired.
  • Explain rental fees, policies, and procedures.