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
Southeast Minnesota 30050$15.78/hr$10.68/hr$11.48/hr$13.74/hr$19.99/hr$23.99/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities990$15.20/hr
Financial Activities1,900$14.77/hr
Professional and Business Services30$13.82/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality190$12.18/hr
Other Services1,620$13.94/hr
Public Administration20$15.00/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$13.72/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$11.44/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$14.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 120$14.83/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 150$14.29/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$12.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 190$12.76/hr6.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 190$11.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$14.24/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$14.37/hr1.9%
Northwest Balance of State 240$12.65/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 260$14.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$13.29/hr-4.1%
Southeast Minnesota 300$13.74/hr0.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 300$15.37/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 410$12.58/hr13.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,280$14.80/hr1.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,450$14.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,740$14.46/hr1.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Tellers 8,590$15.15/hr-6.7%
Cashiers 69,350$12.14/hr-0.4%
Retail Salespersons 84,960$12.72/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.