Occupational Employment Statistics


43-9061 Office Clerks, General

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 4,200200$17.58/hr$10.61/hr$13.38/hr$16.98/hr$20.69/hr$25.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining220$19.09/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10,820$17.90/hr
Financial Activities6,100$19.02/hr
Professional and Business Services11,060$17.36/hr
Education and Health Services11,110$17.45/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,570$13.69/hr
Other Services2,260$17.02/hr
Public Administration6,470$20.31/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,000$16.17/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,040$17.09/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 1,270$15.32/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,830$17.09/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,950$16.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,000$17.80/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 2,620$17.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,700$17.22/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,980$18.27/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 3,120$16.81/hr-4.2%
Southeast Balance of State 3,260$16.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,830$16.63/hr-5.3%
Northwest Minnesota 4,200$16.98/hr-1.0%
Southeast Minnesota 4,340$16.58/hr-2.4%
Northwest Balance of State 4,480$16.95/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 4,870$17.60/hr1.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32,840$18.53/hr-2.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 36,210$18.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,510$26.92/hr-17.2%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,580$20.50/hr10.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,110$21.43/hr-2.8%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 5,200$12.10/hr9.5%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%
Tellers 8,300$14.57/hr-6.7%
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%

  • Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints.
  • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, either manually or using a computer.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, business transactions, and other activities.
  • Deliver messages and run errands.
  • Review files, records, and other documents to obtain information to respond to requests.
  • Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports.
  • Type, format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other documents, from notes or dictating machines, using computers or typewriters.