Occupational Employment Statistics


43-3061 Procurement Clerks

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 6010$21.90/hr$16.23/hr$18.51/hr$21.67/hr$24.66/hr$28.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities440$20.23/hr
Financial Activities30$26.91/hr
Professional and Business Services70$20.31/hr
Education and Health Services260$18.85/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$18.36/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration150$24.08/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$23.32/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20N/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$18.35/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$20.90/hr1.5%
Southeast Balance of State 40$21.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$20.09/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$21.67/hr-5.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$20.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$17.94/hr-13.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$18.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 100$21.25/hr3.5%
Northwest Balance of State 110$18.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$18.46/hr5.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 730$21.53/hr-6.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 770$21.58/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,120$20.96/hr-3.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 570$23.91/hr-0.5%
Insurance Underwriters 1,750$35.09/hr-8.4%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%
Tax Preparers 1,350$26.02/hr10.7%
Cargo and Freight Agents 1,610$23.73/hr6.0%
Loan Officers 8,550$35.96/hr8.1%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,170$21.52/hr-3.4%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,170$28.87/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.