The salary statistics of counter and rental clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of counter and rental clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The counter and rental clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$18,550|
|25th Percentile Wage||$21,150|
|50th Percentile Wage||$25,820|
|75th Percentile Wage||$34,800|
|90th Percentile Wage||$46,890|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for counter and rental clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) counter and rental clerks is $46,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,550. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of counter and rental clerks from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of counter and rental clerks in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for counter and rental clerks occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $34,700. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $21,890).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only counter and rental clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of counter and rental clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,780 to $31,500. The highest paying state for counter and rental clerks is Vermont with a median annual salary of $31,500. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,780. For more salary information of counter and rental clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |