Procurement Clerks

General Information

Description

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit68.18%
  2. State and local government18.10%
  3. Federal government8.31%
  4. Self-employed3.13%
  5. Private, not for profit1.84%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of financial clerks is projected to decline 2 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 120,900 openings for financial clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,740

Military salary*

$107,269

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State-by-state Salary

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$58,290
$31,180
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 58%
  • Bachelor's degree 20%
  • High school 13%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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