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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 20065$15.23/hr$10.44/hr$11.34/hr$13.01/hr$15.67/hr$25.99/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,110$14.65/hr
Financial Activities1,830$13.71/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$14.01/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality300$11.61/hr
Other Services2,090$12.74/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 80$10.46/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$11.20/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$11.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$13.09/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 160$12.33/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$12.31/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 200$13.01/hr6.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 230$11.92/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 230$13.37/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$12.24/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$14.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 300$15.50/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 300$11.89/hr-4.1%
Southeast Minnesota 330$12.27/hr0.4%
Southwest Minnesota 350$14.97/hr1.9%
Central Minnesota 420$12.23/hr13.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,730$13.59/hr1.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,870$13.55/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,360$13.37/hr1.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Tellers 8,300$14.57/hr-6.7%
Cashiers 65,840$11.72/hr-0.4%
Retail Salespersons 87,430$12.38/hr-1.0%

  • Greet customers and discuss the type, quality, and quantity of merchandise sought for rental.
  • Answer telephones to provide information and receive orders.
  • Rent items, arrange for provision of services to customers, and accept returns.
  • Compute charges for merchandise or services and receive payments.
  • Provide information about rental items, such as availability, operation, or description.
  • Receive orders for services, such as rentals, repairs, dry cleaning, and storage.
  • Keep records of transactions and of the number of customers entering an establishment.
  • Recommend and provide advice on a wide variety of products and services.
  • Advise customers on use and care of merchandise.
  • Inspect and adjust rental items to meet needs of customer.