Counter and Rental Clerks (41-2021)

Occupation description:  Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (35-3022), Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (43-4081), Order Clerks (43-4151), and Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (43-4181).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,004979 -2.50 2525
United States 442,100458,500 3.71,630 10,94012,580

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.308.9210.17 12.4116.7322.54
Alaska 14.6310.3011.45 13.6917.1021.24
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.1510.1711.13 13.1116.0820.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.8711.2413.10 15.4918.6221.73
Southeast Region 14.9710.3811.45 13.9517.8322.01
Balance of State 16.1712.1913.22 14.9719.3322.59

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,209199 16.523.0 17.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation471
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation98
UI claimants previously working in occupation115
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 988
Number of job position postings 69
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training