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Counter and Rental Clerk Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Counter and Rental Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of counter and rental clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,820
1.05% 10.42%
2016
$25,550
4.34% -
2015
$24,440
2.37% -
2014
$23,860
2.05% -
2013
$23,370
1.03% -
2012
$23,130
- -

Table 2. Counter and Rental Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

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
$34,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,130
Information
$30,130
Construction
$29,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,060
Retail Trade
$28,390
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,550
Finance and Insurance
$25,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,760
Educational Services
$25,430
Manufacturing
$24,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,920
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Counter and Rental Clerks by States

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
Vermont
$31,500
Maryland
$30,330
New Hampshire
$30,310
Massachusetts
$30,210
North Dakota
$29,770
Washington
$29,670
Colorado
$29,290
Delaware
$29,270
Hawaii
$28,990
Rhode Island
$28,980
Wyoming
$28,960
California
$28,800
Kansas
$28,700
Alaska
$28,480
New Jersey
$28,380
Connecticut
$27,980
Oregon
$27,980
Missouri
$27,400
Montana
$27,120
Virginia
$26,930
Nevada
$26,180
Minnesota
$25,630
Alabama
$25,620
Wisconsin
$25,330
Florida
$25,130
Pennsylvania
$24,890
District of Columbia
$24,670
New York
$24,540
Utah
$24,490
Maine
$24,460
Texas
$24,290
Nebraska
$24,280
Georgia
$24,020
New Mexico
$23,990
South Carolina
$23,950
Indiana
$23,870
Oklahoma
$23,860
North Carolina
$23,710
Virgin Islands
$23,670
Michigan
$23,640
Idaho
$23,530
Ohio
$23,250
Arizona
$23,190
South Dakota
$22,700
Illinois
$22,690
Kentucky
$22,680
Tennessee
$22,640
Arkansas
$22,170
Louisiana
$22,140
Mississippi
$21,860
Iowa
$19,710
West Virginia
$19,600
Guam
$19,070
Puerto Rico
$18,780



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