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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,350
25th Percentile Wage
$20,800
50th Percentile Wage
$25,550
75th Percentile Wage
$34,340
90th Percentile Wage
$46,740

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 $46,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,350. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of counter and rental clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,5504.34%9.47%
201524,4402.37%-
201423,8602.05%-
201323,3701.03%-
201223,130--

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 $33,640. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $20,980).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$33,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,140
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,080
Information
$28,550
Construction
$28,240
Retail Trade
$27,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,900
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,860
Manufacturing
$25,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,410
Finance and Insurance
$24,300
Educational Services
$24,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,210
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,980

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 $19,110 to $32,180. The highest paying state for counter and rental clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $32,180. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,110. 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
District of Columbia
$32,180
Maryland
$30,880
Vermont
$30,440
Rhode Island
$30,300
Washington
$30,100
Hawaii
$30,050
New Hampshire
$30,020
Delaware
$29,620
Alaska
$29,440
Wyoming
$28,670
Massachusetts
$28,660
Oregon
$28,450
California
$28,140
North Dakota
$28,000
Colorado
$27,990
Connecticut
$27,960
Virginia
$27,830
New Jersey
$27,460
Nevada
$27,400
Kansas
$27,040
Florida
$25,850
Pennsylvania
$24,980
Georgia
$24,850
New York
$24,700
Wisconsin
$24,580
Texas
$24,460
Indiana
$24,330
New Mexico
$24,130
Missouri
$24,090
Michigan
$23,870
Alabama
$23,810
South Carolina
$23,810
Minnesota
$23,760
Idaho
$23,720
Arizona
$23,540
Maine
$23,540
Oklahoma
$23,420
Louisiana
$23,350
South Dakota
$23,290
North Carolina
$23,280
Tennessee
$23,170
Montana
$23,120
Nebraska
$23,110
Utah
$22,750
Illinois
$22,600
Virgin Islands
$22,350
Mississippi
$22,340
Ohio
$21,970
Kentucky
$21,800
Arkansas
$20,570
West Virginia
$19,640
Iowa
$19,300
Puerto Rico
$19,230
Guam
$19,110


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