Occupational Employment Statistics


43-3061 Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 17028$18.83/hr$13.64/hr$15.43/hr$18.32/hr$22.40/hr$25.21/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities630$18.96/hr
Financial Activities40$25.40/hr
Professional and Business Services110$21.16/hr
Education and Health Services230$19.45/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services10$18.38/hr
Public Administration140$23.96/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$19.29/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$17.53/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$22.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$20.05/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$20.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$22.26/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$20.72/hr1.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$19.50/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$18.21/hr-13.3%
Southeast Minnesota 70$22.18/hr-5.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$21.38/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$21.60/hr3.5%
Northwest Balance of State 140$18.33/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 170$18.32/hr5.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 920$20.75/hr-6.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 970$20.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,330$20.49/hr-3.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 720$23.79/hr-0.5%
Insurance Underwriters 1,620$31.27/hr-8.4%
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%
Tax Preparers 990$25.12/hr10.7%
Cargo and Freight Agents 1,490$23.39/hr6.0%
Loan Officers 7,740$35.30/hr8.1%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280$21.17/hr-3.4%
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,080$29.99/hr2.6%

  • Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Perform buying duties when necessary.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.