Numbers of Office and Administrative Support Occupations in National

Occupation group

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 22,798,590
2002 22,754,570
2003 22,678,010
2004 22,649,080
2005 22,784,330
2006 23,077,190
2007 23,270,810
2008 23,231,750
2009 22,336,450
2010 21,503,800
2011 21,384,330
2012 21,355,350
2013 21,442,800
2014 21,638,470
2015 21,846,420
2016 22,026,080
2017 21,965,480
2018 21,828,990

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Year Number
2001 1,417,720
2002 1,400,240
2003 1,412,470
2004 1,406,240
2005 1,352,130
2006 1,351,180
2007 1,378,240
2008 1,404,330
2009 1,381,060
2010 1,359,950
2011 1,364,720
2012 1,359,150
2013 1,366,510
2014 1,404,070
2015 1,424,450
2016 1,443,150
2017 1,458,380
2018 1,477,560

Communications Equipment Operators

Year Number
2012 139,000
2013 130,890
2014 121,470
2015 112,260
2016 101,910
2017 88,680
2018 78,860

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

Year Number
2001 227,660
2002 226,890
2003 217,700
2004 206,370
2005 194,980
2006 172,060
2007 160,200
2008 153,860
2009 146,980
2010 138,200
2011 132,680
2012 125,490
2013 118,060
2014 108,890
2015 100,500
2016 90,910
2017 80,380
2018 71,600

Telephone Operators

Year Number
2001 57,500
2002 46,420
2003 45,310
2004 38,500
2005 29,290
2006 26,350
2007 23,840
2008 22,820
2009 21,960
2010 18,650
2011 14,890
2012 10,710
2013 10,280
2014 10,220
2015 9,750
2016 8,860
2017 6,310
2018 5,160

Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

Year Number
2004 4,040
2005 3,870
2006 4,220
2007 3,830
2008 3,500
2009 2,810
2010 2,780
2011 2,580
2012 2,800
2013 2,550
2014 2,370
2015 2,010
2016 2,150
2017 1,980
2018 2,100

Financial Clerks

Year Number
2012 3,324,780
2013 3,274,960
2014 3,217,850
2015 3,179,250
2016 3,133,030
2017 3,044,000
2018 2,978,640

Bill and Account Collectors

Year Number
2001 385,800
2002 407,280
2003 417,100
2004 445,180
2005 431,280
2006 423,090
2007 409,570
2008 408,760
2009 403,100
2010 399,950
2011 390,800
2012 385,890
2013 368,850
2014 346,960
2015 318,970
2016 298,960
2017 271,700
2018 251,330

Billing and Posting Clerks

Year Number
2001 480,610
2002 491,000
2003 487,420
2004 496,780
2005 513,020
2006 517,750
2007 515,060
2008 512,120
2009 493,780
2010 483,440
2011 485,820
2012 490,850
2013 493,840
2014 490,860
2015 491,070
2016 485,220
2017 476,010
2018 469,250

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Year Number
2001 1,697,890
2002 1,728,730
2003 1,750,680
2004 1,770,860
2005 1,815,340
2006 1,856,890
2007 1,858,500
2008 1,855,010
2009 1,757,870
2010 1,675,250
2011 1,643,470
2012 1,606,260
2013 1,586,380
2014 1,575,060
2015 1,580,220
2016 1,566,960
2017 1,532,340
2018 1,530,430

Gaming Cage Workers

Year Number
2001 17,140
2002 18,320
2003 18,370
2004 19,710
2005 18,730
2006 17,970
2007 17,120
2008 17,060
2009 16,070
2010 15,640
2011 15,690
2012 18,230
2013 17,360
2014 16,350
2015 17,650
2016 18,810
2017 17,030
2018 16,020

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Year Number
2001 188,570
2002 191,500
2003 194,330
2004 205,670
2005 205,600
2006 205,970
2007 201,940
2008 203,210
2009 190,810
2010 180,280
2011 176,320
2012 172,740
2013 170,400
2014 166,400
2015 166,700
2016 159,650
2017 152,990
2018 144,030

Procurement Clerks

Year Number
2001 74,740
2002 73,570
2003 72,820
2004 71,740
2005 71,390
2006 74,370
2007 77,180
2008 79,610
2009 78,150
2010 73,650
2011 70,540
2012 69,750
2013 68,690
2014 70,190
2015 71,470
2016 72,120
2017 70,510
2018 68,100

Tellers

Year Number
2001 532,740
2002 526,750
2003 538,890
2004 552,860
2005 599,220
2006 603,150
2007 607,960
2008 600,380
2009 576,580
2010 556,310
2011 544,150
2012 541,770
2013 527,680
2014 514,520
2015 498,460
2016 496,760
2017 491,150
2018 468,470

Financial Clerks, All Other

Year Number
2012 39,290
2013 41,770
2014 37,510
2015 34,700
2016 34,540
2017 32,260
2018 31,010

Information and Record Clerks

Year Number
2012 5,240,790
2013 5,344,530
2014 5,439,370
2015 5,513,250
2016 5,630,810
2017 5,694,680
2018 5,773,540

Brokerage Clerks

Year Number
2001 82,730
2002 75,480
2003 75,380
2004 73,910
2005 70,110
2006 72,400
2007 71,170
2008 68,430
2009 62,470
2010 57,600
2011 60,720
2012 61,870
2013 60,300
2014 57,240
2015 57,490
2016 59,820
2017 58,930
2018 55,100

Correspondence Clerks

Year Number
2001 34,190
2002 32,160
2003 27,460
2004 21,590
2005 17,990
2006 16,260
2007 15,550
2008 13,450
2009 10,370
2010 9,470
2011 8,680
2012 10,150
2013 7,800
2014 7,580
2015 7,320
2016 6,780
2017 6,370
2018 5,460

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Year Number
2001 104,060
2002 99,010
2003 100,310
2004 103,090
2005 102,060
2006 107,100
2007 109,080
2008 115,070
2009 120,690
2010 123,510
2011 121,290
2012 122,710
2013 127,170
2014 128,490
2015 130,190
2016 128,620
2017 133,330
2018 142,350

Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

Year Number
2001 78,450
2002 79,400
2003 73,860
2004 66,010
2005 65,410
2006 67,400
2007 67,480
2008 65,020
2009 57,220
2010 53,770
2011 51,240
2012 51,650
2013 50,240
2014 46,320
2015 41,880
2016 37,680
2017 34,350
2018 29,980

Customer Service Representatives

Year Number
2001 1,875,370
2002 1,854,750
2003 1,902,850
2004 2,021,350
2005 2,067,700
2006 2,147,770
2007 2,193,430
2008 2,233,270
2009 2,195,860
2010 2,146,120
2011 2,212,820
2012 2,299,750
2013 2,389,580
2014 2,511,130
2015 2,595,990
2016 2,707,040
2017 2,767,790
2018 2,871,400

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Year Number
2001 97,240
2002 89,400
2003 89,410
2004 93,250
2005 85,550
2006 106,210
2007 107,220
2008 112,510
2009 110,850
2010 118,920
2011 120,610
2012 130,340
2013 123,920
2014 122,400
2015 130,420
2016 135,940
2017 140,590
2018 137,830

File Clerks

Year Number
2001 249,970
2002 258,680
2003 249,270
2004 242,640
2005 229,830
2006 223,090
2007 214,590
2008 204,760
2009 188,510
2010 174,910
2011 165,250
2012 158,580
2013 152,920
2014 148,280
2015 140,560
2016 130,950
2017 118,840
2018 110,020

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Year Number
2001 176,920
2002 176,140
2003 180,410
2004 190,300
2005 207,190
2006 214,110
2007 223,210
2008 230,230
2009 224,360
2010 222,540
2011 224,430
2012 229,000
2013 234,750
2014 241,140
2015 243,210
2016 248,440
2017 253,540
2018 260,780

Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Year Number
2001 171,650
2002 190,390
2003 190,160
2004 193,780
2005 201,790
2006 211,500
2007 227,220
2008 224,690
2009 215,930
2010 204,730
2011 200,150
2012 196,660
2013 192,360
2014 190,710
2015 184,050
2016 186,030
2017 189,600
2018 192,820

Library Assistants, Clerical

Year Number
2001 106,360
2002 113,760
2003 109,900
2004 102,310
2005 104,650
2006 109,090
2007 112,300
2008 114,740
2009 115,310
2010 110,210
2011 109,440
2012 104,030
2013 101,990
2014 100,800
2015 100,090
2016 98,560
2017 94,140
2018 88,970

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Year Number
2001 157,680
2002 163,660
2003 179,080
2004 209,320
2005 231,700
2006 248,050
2007 239,810
2008 212,340
2009 195,310
2010 181,600
2011 186,240
2012 192,010
2013 213,270
2014 212,440
2015 216,380
2016 224,340
2017 227,430
2018 222,620

New Accounts Clerks

Year Number
2001 99,760
2002 97,770
2003 105,300
2004 96,560
2005 82,450
2006 80,770
2007 88,880
2008 87,300
2009 81,650
2010 67,170
2011 60,830
2012 55,320
2013 56,990
2014 52,260
2015 48,970
2016 41,630
2017 41,680
2018 41,500

Order Clerks

Year Number
2001 338,430
2002 327,120
2003 303,320
2004 289,830
2005 259,760
2006 264,520
2007 255,670
2008 248,030
2009 227,190
2010 211,370
2011 215,390
2012 208,800
2013 200,210
2014 190,390
2015 185,890
2016 176,850
2017 169,120
2018 159,210

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Year Number
2001 164,680
2002 167,480
2003 165,760
2004 164,940
2005 161,870
2006 159,750
2007 161,970
2008 164,340
2009 161,920
2010 150,090
2011 145,780
2012 139,200
2013 136,960
2014 135,270
2015 138,910
2016 137,150
2017 134,570
2018 124,600

Receptionists and Information Clerks

Year Number
2001 1,046,590
2002 1,063,020
2003 1,058,790
2004 1,071,230
2005 1,088,400
2006 1,112,350
2007 1,100,790
2008 1,097,610
2009 1,052,120
2010 997,080
2011 973,800
2012 966,150
2013 973,580
2014 981,150
2015 975,890
2016 997,770
2017 1,014,900
2018 1,043,630

Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Year Number
2001 183,280
2002 174,170
2003 165,990
2004 159,910
2005 160,120
2006 157,650
2007 167,390
2008 163,880
2009 142,500
2010 121,250
2011 126,790
2012 135,930
2013 141,900
2014 138,260
2015 138,810
2016 146,350
2017 148,220
2018 132,050

Information and Record Clerks, All Other

Year Number
2004 269,070
2005 288,730
2006 230,990
2007 233,180
2008 215,780
2009 212,090
2010 200,410
2011 192,910
2012 178,650
2013 180,570
2014 175,530
2015 177,210
2016 166,850
2017 161,250
2018 155,220

Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers

Year Number
2012 3,830,120
2013 3,798,670
2014 3,880,030
2015 3,973,740
2016 4,101,520
2017 4,152,650
2018 4,149,140

Cargo and Freight Agents

Year Number
2001 60,530
2002 59,440
2003 61,770
2004 70,000
2005 78,730
2006 84,340
2007 81,380
2008 85,950
2009 82,440
2010 81,390
2011 80,570
2012 78,750
2013 73,760
2014 77,480
2015 81,120
2016 88,920
2017 89,920
2018 92,280

Couriers and Messengers

Year Number
2001 121,670
2002 120,900
2003 118,210
2004 111,700
2005 106,520
2006 105,070
2007 100,820
2008 96,110
2009 93,460
2010 85,620
2011 83,250
2012 76,830
2013 74,060
2014 71,760
2015 73,180
2016 74,120
2017 76,710
2018 75,720

Dispatchers

Year Number
2012 280,530
2013 282,130
2014 286,710
2015 292,570
2016 293,090
2017 293,970
2018 294,900

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Year Number
2001 88,550
2002 89,280
2003 89,620
2004 90,930
2005 94,060
2006 94,710
2007 93,670
2008 96,360
2009 98,090
2010 97,740
2011 97,100
2012 95,640
2013 96,860
2014 96,390
2015 95,630
2016 95,170
2017 95,450
2018 95,020

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Year Number
2001 170,050
2002 168,380
2003 161,790
2004 165,910
2005 172,550
2006 185,410
2007 190,190
2008 193,210
2009 185,100
2010 180,540
2011 182,310
2012 184,890
2013 185,270
2014 190,330
2015 196,940
2016 197,910
2017 198,520
2018 199,880

Meter Readers, Utilities

Year Number
2001 52,140
2002 52,510
2003 51,790
2004 48,830
2005 46,920
2006 45,770
2007 46,220
2008 44,730
2009 42,330
2010 40,160
2011 40,630
2012 39,530
2013 37,950
2014 36,210
2015 34,970
2016 34,070
2017 33,860
2018 33,570

Postal Service Workers

Year Number
2012 509,030
2013 500,980
2014 501,000
2015 504,540
2016 521,750
2017 531,750
2018 525,070

Postal Service Clerks

Year Number
2001 80,760
2002 79,760
2003 78,520
2004 76,870
2005 78,710
2006 81,670
2007 79,500
2008 78,250
2009 73,690
2010 67,320
2011 65,040
2012 69,310
2013 71,910
2014 71,910
2015 78,660
2016 82,030
2017 82,890
2018 78,830

Postal Service Mail Carriers

Year Number
2001 355,120
2002 347,420
2003 344,580
2004 344,050
2005 347,180
2006 346,990
2007 348,070
2008 354,570
2009 339,030
2010 324,990
2011 315,330
2012 305,490
2013 307,490
2014 307,490
2015 315,950
2016 328,950
2017 336,900
2018 342,410

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 201,150
2002 262,440
2003 224,250
2004 214,400
2005 208,600
2006 203,110
2007 201,430
2008 185,770
2009 162,940
2010 145,690
2011 139,700
2012 134,230
2013 121,580
2014 121,590
2015 109,930
2016 110,770
2017 111,960
2018 103,830

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Year Number
2001 302,430
2002 279,640
2003 277,030
2004 285,940
2005 287,980
2006 286,160
2007 283,930
2008 281,660
2009 274,140
2010 266,170
2011 272,910
2012 278,490
2013 281,930
2014 297,050
2015 309,110
2016 321,780
2017 336,000
2018 350,150

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Year Number
2001 802,600
2002 792,470
2003 767,470
2004 747,270
2005 759,910
2006 763,350
2007 755,790
2008 760,950
2009 715,130
2010 687,850
2011 687,940
2012 690,780
2013 677,450
2014 661,530
2015 674,820
2016 676,990
2017 671,780
2018 655,590

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

Year Number
2001 1,680,640
2002 1,608,230
2003 1,576,620
2004 1,561,530
2005 1,625,430
2006 1,705,450
2007 1,817,650
2008 1,873,390
2009 1,864,410
2010 1,795,970
2011 1,782,800
2012 1,806,310
2013 1,800,410
2014 1,878,860
2015 1,934,060
2016 2,016,340
2017 2,046,040
2018 2,056,030

Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

Year Number
2001 78,620
2002 77,050
2003 77,770
2004 83,570
2005 79,050
2006 77,520
2007 76,000
2008 72,720
2009 69,890
2010 66,480
2011 68,090
2012 69,870
2013 69,990
2014 69,430
2015 69,360
2016 74,460
2017 72,630
2018 65,830

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Year Number
2012 3,615,090
2013 3,647,870
2014 3,649,920
2015 3,680,630
2016 3,675,140
2017 3,613,300
2018 3,498,120

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Year Number
2001 1,384,240
2002 1,407,950
2003 1,418,640
2004 1,422,610
2005 1,442,040
2006 1,487,310
2007 1,517,410
2008 1,491,520
2009 1,361,170
2010 1,132,070
2011 952,030
2012 803,040
2013 755,210
2014 713,730
2015 666,490
2016 631,610
2017 596,080
2018 570,530

Legal Secretaries

Year Number
2001 263,590
2002 259,010
2003 264,080
2004 264,070
2005 265,000
2006 268,170
2007 266,180
2008 257,810
2009 244,380
2010 228,700
2011 220,680
2012 216,730
2013 220,680
2014 212,910
2015 202,660
2016 191,200
2017 185,870
2018 176,880

Medical Secretaries

Year Number
2001 334,200
2002 336,200
2003 349,370
2004 360,850
2005 381,020
2006 394,330
2007 424,670
2008 454,500
2009 469,740
2010 494,650
2011 502,850
2012 509,640
2013 512,970
2014 516,050
2015 530,360
2016 556,820
2017 576,520
2018 585,410

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Year Number
2001 1,800,950
2002 1,796,480
2003 1,845,860
2004 1,743,560
2005 1,744,380
2006 1,750,600
2007 1,832,490
2008 1,872,070
2009 1,797,670
2010 1,841,020
2011 1,955,570
2012 2,085,680
2013 2,159,000
2014 2,207,220
2015 2,281,120
2016 2,295,510
2017 2,254,820
2018 2,165,310

Other Office and Administrative Support Workers

Year Number
2012 3,846,420
2013 3,879,380
2014 3,925,760
2015 3,962,840
2016 3,940,510
2017 3,913,800
2018 3,873,130

Computer Operators

Year Number
2001 177,990
2002 172,640
2003 160,170
2004 140,870
2005 129,160
2006 123,750
2007 117,380
2008 107,450
2009 94,730
2010 82,410
2011 77,280
2012 71,560
2013 67,450
2014 58,060
2015 51,510
2016 46,810
2017 40,400
2018 34,700

Data Entry and Information Processing Workers

Year Number
2012 303,840
2013 295,850
2014 287,240
2015 267,900
2016 262,040
2017 245,300
2018 228,060

Data Entry Keyers

Year Number
2001 405,000
2002 376,970
2003 339,010
2004 313,590
2005 296,700
2006 295,650
2007 286,540
2008 272,810
2009 243,550
2010 219,530
2011 211,200
2012 207,280
2013 207,660
2014 205,950
2015 199,240
2016 194,810
2017 180,100
2018 174,930

Word Processors and Typists

Year Number
2001 229,090
2002 209,200
2003 191,180
2004 168,430
2005 153,580
2006 153,530
2007 139,420
2008 128,010
2009 109,470
2010 101,450
2011 96,330
2012 96,560
2013 88,200
2014 81,300
2015 68,660
2016 67,230
2017 65,200
2018 53,130

Desktop Publishers

Year Number
2001 34,860
2002 34,280
2003 33,590
2004 32,790
2005 29,910
2006 30,440
2007 29,320
2008 26,210
2009 22,810
2010 20,060
2011 18,620
2012 15,960
2013 14,360
2014 13,310
2015 13,240
2016 13,090
2017 12,000
2018 10,740

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Year Number
2001 258,100
2002 252,590
2003 239,580
2004 239,250
2005 239,120
2006 238,210
2007 232,700
2008 237,800
2009 235,480
2010 231,570
2011 218,630
2012 226,260
2013 236,160
2014 252,670
2015 262,910
2016 274,350
2017 277,130
2018 274,560

Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Year Number
2001 166,000
2002 161,850
2003 152,360
2004 149,700
2005 148,330
2006 141,170
2007 138,990
2008 137,350
2009 131,750
2010 119,960
2011 115,010
2012 102,410
2013 99,140
2014 99,190
2015 95,640
2016 91,530
2017 85,800
2018 86,150

Office Clerks, General

Year Number
2001 2,791,420
2002 2,857,300
2003 2,926,160
2004 2,970,660
2005 2,997,370
2006 3,026,710
2007 2,980,350
2008 2,906,600
2009 2,815,240
2010 2,789,590
2011 2,828,140
2012 2,808,100
2013 2,832,010
2014 2,889,970
2015 2,944,420
2016 2,955,550
2017 2,967,620
2018 2,972,930

Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

Year Number
2001 90,240
2002 93,340
2003 90,470
2004 97,140
2005 87,900
2006 91,810
2007 87,240
2008 79,470
2009 70,230
2010 66,580
2011 66,280
2012 66,820
2013 66,840
2014 66,530
2015 63,290
2016 58,160
2017 54,950
2018 48,580

Proofreaders and Copy Markers

Year Number
2001 25,200
2002 25,310
2003 24,700
2004 20,530
2005 18,070
2006 16,960
2007 15,650
2008 15,300
2009 14,050
2010 12,770
2011 11,270
2012 11,300
2013 11,260
2014 10,500
2015 10,810
2016 11,430
2017 11,420
2018 9,820

Statistical Assistants

Year Number
2001 25,850
2002 22,330
2003 20,970
2004 18,560
2005 18,700
2006 19,680
2007 19,210
2008 16,900
2009 15,900
2010 15,490
2011 14,780
2012 14,870
2013 15,640
2014 14,110
2015 13,510
2016 10,900
2017 10,110
2018 11,010

Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 318,430
2005 287,270
2006 277,310
2007 266,220
2008 272,190
2009 266,090
2012 225,310
2013 240,670
2014 234,180
2015 239,630
2016 216,650
2017 209,070
2018 196,570