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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southwest Minnesota 3,34071$20.96/hr$13.79/hr$16.49/hr$19.79/hr$24.09/hr$30.22/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining60$19.36/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities8,490$19.65/hr
Financial Activities7,080$23.21/hr
Professional and Business Services10,430$22.06/hr
Education and Health Services11,840$19.93/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,760$16.37/hr
Other Services2,480$18.32/hr
Public Administration3,400$24.33/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 850$19.05/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 920$20.91/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,060$20.04/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,230$19.14/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,020$20.20/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 2,080$22.02/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 2,110$19.81/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,170$19.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 2,470$19.58/hr-3.0%
Southeast Balance of State 2,700$19.68/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 3,310$21.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,340$19.79/hr-2.4%
Northwest Balance of State 3,660$19.27/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 4,180$21.37/hr-2.2%
Northwest Minnesota 4,240$19.30/hr-2.7%
Central Minnesota 5,290$20.34/hr-2.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32,750$22.56/hr-3.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 36,050$22.50/hrN/A
Minnesota 55,760$21.69/hr-3.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Receptionists and Information Clerks 14,630$17.21/hr-0.1%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 4,850$23.90/hr-1.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,090$33.58/hr-20.1%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,510$23.21/hr-9.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,170$23.88/hr-0.3%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 26,540$23.64/hr-4.4%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,840$14.94/hr14.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 6,390$24.79/hr3.3%
Tellers 5,930$18.32/hr-12.1%

  • 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.
  • Monitor and direct the work of lower-level clerks.
  • Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports.