Numbers of Office and Administrative Support Occupations in California

Occupation group

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 2,672,520
2002 2,688,980
2003 2,695,160
2004 2,696,610
2005 2,696,290
2006 2,713,590
2007 2,718,950
2008 2,675,940
2009 2,546,810
2010 2,430,750
2011 2,416,400
2012 2,403,360
2013 2,417,900
2014 2,444,440
2015 2,464,670
2016 2,498,730
2017 2,484,780
2018 2,438,780

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Year Number
2001 166,420
2002 166,470
2003 170,640
2004 173,660
2005 174,910
2006 180,480
2007 186,970
2008 185,250
2009 173,870
2010 173,130
2011 174,310
2012 166,030
2013 166,240
2014 173,060
2015 172,900
2016 171,260
2017 169,370
2018 166,870

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

Year Number
2001 24,040
2002 24,170
2003 23,200
2004 20,910
2005 20,660
2006 19,050
2007 18,730
2008 19,410
2009 18,410
2010 17,520
2011 16,000
2012 14,820
2013 14,040
2014 13,500
2015 13,290
2016 11,710
2017 11,150
2018 10,330

Telephone Operators

Year Number
2001 10,130
2002 7,650
2003 7,670
2004 6,050
2005 3,460
2006 3,070
2007 2,610
2008 2,200
2010 3,340
2011 3,050
2012 1,760
2013 1,800
2014 1,190
2016 520
2017 570
2018 480

Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

Year Number
2007 310
2008 370
2009 320
2010 180
2011 220
2012 350
2013 280
2014 330
2015 220
2016 300
2017 160
2018 190

Bill and Account Collectors

Year Number
2001 38,760
2002 49,150
2003 46,770
2004 43,760
2005 45,420
2006 42,990
2007 43,140
2008 42,580
2009 41,080
2010 41,500
2011 40,700
2012 40,280
2013 39,320
2014 38,660
2015 38,360
2016 36,030
2017 29,700
2018 22,510

Billing and Posting Clerks

Year Number
2001 52,110
2002 55,780
2003 56,530
2004 55,370
2005 56,740
2006 56,480
2007 58,340
2008 59,200
2009 58,070
2010 57,470
2011 57,030
2012 55,130
2013 55,350
2014 56,170
2015 58,450
2016 57,380
2017 56,640
2018 52,410

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Year Number
2001 191,680
2002 201,940
2003 206,100
2004 203,890
2005 209,330
2006 208,200
2007 201,680
2008 199,560
2009 191,260
2010 184,090
2011 178,590
2012 169,850
2013 168,990
2014 173,170
2015 178,660
2016 187,550
2017 186,410
2018 186,970

Gaming Cage Workers

Year Number
2001 1,400
2002 1,120
2003 1,660
2004 1,930
2005 2,130
2006 2,320
2007 2,190
2008 2,110
2009 1,830
2010 1,880
2011 2,150
2012 2,450
2013 2,170
2014 2,950
2015 4,660
2016 5,950
2017 4,430
2018 3,780

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Year Number
2001 23,150
2002 23,970
2003 24,290
2004 24,120
2005 23,450
2006 22,990
2007 23,080
2008 23,070
2009 23,700
2010 22,940
2011 22,960
2012 22,080
2013 22,160
2014 23,250
2015 25,890
2016 25,650
2017 25,090
2018 22,650

Procurement Clerks

Year Number
2001 6,690
2002 6,550
2003 5,920
2004 5,550
2005 5,600
2006 6,390
2007 7,520
2008 8,790
2009 9,120
2010 8,460
2011 7,280
2012 7,590
2013 7,590
2014 8,120
2015 8,160
2016 7,710
2017 7,390
2018 6,980

Tellers

Year Number
2001 57,400
2002 62,320
2003 65,180
2004 69,630
2005 68,310
2006 68,030
2007 66,440
2008 62,100
2009 57,750
2010 56,760
2011 54,710
2012 54,810
2013 51,310
2014 48,500
2015 43,970
2016 43,510
2017 43,660
2018 43,070

Financial Clerks, All Other

Year Number
2012 5,930
2013 6,530
2014 5,200
2015 5,280
2016 6,510
2017 6,480
2018 7,150

Brokerage Clerks

Year Number
2001 11,570
2002 8,100
2003 5,850
2004 6,480
2005 6,820
2006 8,620
2007 7,860
2008 6,890
2009 4,710
2010 3,830
2011 3,600
2012 3,940
2013 3,670
2014 4,030
2015 4,480
2016 5,600
2017 5,940
2018 5,890

Correspondence Clerks

Year Number
2001 3,280
2002 3,440
2003 1,920
2004 1,500
2005 850
2006 680
2007 580
2008 600
2009 640
2010 1,450
2011 1,500
2012 1,890
2013 1,460
2014 1,090
2015 740
2016 560
2017 470
2018 400

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Year Number
2001 9,770
2002 6,470
2003 3,790
2004 4,210
2005 4,450
2006 4,930
2007 5,620
2008 6,610
2009 6,120
2010 11,770
2011 7,080
2012 8,940
2013 12,290
2014 11,390
2015 8,590
2016 9,320
2017 8,780
2018 11,490

Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

Year Number
2001 8,620
2002 9,840
2003 9,060
2004 8,180
2005 6,670
2006 5,540
2007 5,850
2008 4,500
2009 4,020
2010 2,980
2011 3,060
2012 3,280
2013 3,420
2014 3,600
2015 3,050
2016 2,970
2017 2,730
2018 2,480

Customer Service Representatives

Year Number
2001 194,970
2002 191,940
2003 197,520
2004 200,120
2005 200,760
2006 199,440
2007 203,870
2008 199,540
2009 191,620
2010 185,750
2011 195,970
2012 200,450
2013 196,530
2014 198,200
2015 201,680
2016 212,690
2017 210,160
2018 207,100

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Year Number
2001 18,600
2002 17,230
2003 17,480
2004 17,720
2005 17,120
2006 19,450
2007 19,410
2008 19,710
2009 19,630
2010 19,290
2011 22,070
2012 20,130
2013 23,360
2014 23,330
2015 23,380
2016 25,640
2017 25,430
2018 21,980

File Clerks

Year Number
2001 32,940
2002 36,470
2003 32,780
2004 31,890
2005 30,010
2006 29,740
2007 28,220
2008 27,550
2009 25,800
2010 25,000
2011 22,340
2012 24,900
2013 24,300
2014 25,380
2015 20,680
2016 18,550
2017 14,960
2018 13,610

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Year Number
2001 18,730
2002 18,630
2003 18,980
2004 20,320
2005 22,540
2006 22,440
2007 23,180
2008 23,580
2009 23,010
2010 21,900
2011 22,220
2012 23,100
2013 23,880
2014 24,200
2015 24,620
2016 25,190
2017 26,510
2018 26,840

Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Year Number
2001 17,100
2003 19,990
2004 23,230
2005 23,330
2006 26,660
2007 28,930
2008 28,410
2009 25,610
2010 23,790
2011 25,510
2012 25,690
2013 21,450
2014 19,940
2015 18,530
2016 18,670
2017 19,830
2018 20,000

Library Assistants, Clerical

Year Number
2001 7,980
2002 10,640
2003 11,890
2004 9,910
2005 10,160
2006 9,120
2007 10,220
2008 10,350
2009 11,570
2010 10,860
2011 10,200
2012 9,110
2013 8,930
2014 8,550
2015 9,600
2016 9,220
2017 9,400
2018 8,570

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Year Number
2001 18,990
2002 18,870
2003 20,690
2004 27,180
2005 34,380
2006 38,860
2007 32,840
2008 25,180
2009 20,990
2010 19,630
2011 17,200
2012 16,800
2013 18,820
2014 20,320
2015 22,020
2016 23,370
2017 24,450
2018 22,140

New Accounts Clerks

Year Number
2001 13,350
2002 13,260
2003 15,810
2004 14,520
2005 8,590
2006 7,360
2007 7,710
2008 7,430
2009 6,740
2010 5,700
2011 4,510
2012 4,560
2013 5,430
2014 5,630
2015 5,220
2016 3,850
2017 3,000
2018 2,860

Order Clerks

Year Number
2001 53,830
2002 48,790
2003 46,530
2004 46,430
2005 40,560
2006 42,580
2007 39,080
2008 37,730
2009 32,350
2010 29,910
2011 31,190
2012 30,250
2013 30,200
2014 29,190
2015 31,990
2016 34,260
2017 33,650
2018 32,640

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Year Number
2001 20,020
2002 20,890
2003 20,640
2004 20,020
2005 19,270
2006 19,060
2007 20,150
2008 20,540
2009 20,640
2010 17,950
2011 17,350
2012 15,540
2013 15,950
2014 16,170
2015 16,450
2016 16,430
2017 15,830
2018 13,910

Receptionists and Information Clerks

Year Number
2001 126,210
2002 130,790
2003 126,090
2004 136,240
2005 131,700
2006 126,560
2007 112,980
2008 107,400
2009 101,540
2010 98,430
2011 98,190
2012 100,480
2013 98,910
2014 98,680
2015 99,370
2016 106,030
2017 105,140
2018 102,590

Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Year Number
2001 17,720
2002 14,900
2003 15,660
2004 16,150
2005 16,510
2006 15,390
2007 15,820
2008 13,880
2009 12,710
2010 11,200
2011 11,940
2012 13,850
2013 15,910
2014 15,560
2015 15,920
2016 16,340
2017 17,830
2018 17,870

Information and Record Clerks, All Other

Year Number
2004 23,680
2005 27,650
2006 28,950
2007 33,380
2008 34,630
2009 32,040
2010 26,480
2011 22,150
2012 17,810
2013 17,480
2014 17,320
2015 20,870
2016 22,070
2017 22,370
2018 21,070

Cargo and Freight Agents

Year Number
2001 8,980
2002 8,910
2003 10,360
2004 11,550
2005 12,750
2006 14,230
2007 12,410
2008 12,980
2009 12,050
2010 12,190
2011 11,500
2012 11,270
2013 9,970
2014 11,430
2015 12,020
2016 12,760
2017 13,670
2018 12,990

Couriers and Messengers

Year Number
2001 19,050
2002 20,040
2003 20,620
2004 15,920
2005 14,780
2006 15,190
2007 15,320
2008 14,530
2009 13,360
2010 12,760
2011 11,150
2012 10,670
2013 10,000
2014 10,390
2015 12,820
2016 13,680
2017 12,860
2018 10,780

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Year Number
2001 5,660
2002 6,340
2003 6,320
2004 5,780
2005 5,540
2007 5,140
2008 5,560
2009 6,300
2010 6,490
2011 6,330
2012 6,420
2013 6,880
2014 7,010
2015 7,170
2016 6,680
2017 6,600
2018 6,730

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Year Number
2001 19,930
2002 19,940
2003 19,100
2004 18,950
2005 20,130
2006 21,960
2007 23,250
2008 22,610
2009 20,540
2010 19,710
2011 19,790
2012 20,710
2013 20,770
2014 22,620
2015 23,720
2016 25,400
2017 22,760
2018 21,130

Meter Readers, Utilities

Year Number
2001 4,740
2002 5,420
2003 4,710
2004 4,340
2006 5,010
2007 5,170
2008 4,910
2009 4,950
2010 4,750
2011 4,820
2012 4,700
2013 4,080
2014 3,920
2015 4,030
2016 3,650
2017 3,300
2018 2,080

Postal Service Clerks

Year Number
2001 8,830
2002 8,520
2003 8,400
2004 8,350
2005 8,700
2006 9,240
2007 8,970
2008 8,640
2009 8,180
2010 7,520
2011 7,340
2012 7,600
2013 7,440
2014 7,440
2015 7,480
2016 7,600
2017 7,680
2018 7,330

Postal Service Mail Carriers

Year Number
2001 39,020
2002 38,320
2003 38,130
2004 38,160
2005 38,570
2006 37,880
2007 38,000
2008 38,870
2009 37,100
2010 34,920
2011 33,670
2012 32,220
2013 32,570
2014 32,570
2015 33,440
2016 34,590
2017 35,170
2018 34,290

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 21,260
2002 28,040
2003 24,480
2004 23,340
2005 23,180
2006 23,050
2007 22,680
2008 20,640
2009 17,830
2010 15,840
2011 15,140
2012 14,920
2013 13,710
2014 13,710
2015 13,210
2016 13,540
2017 13,620
2018 12,510

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Year Number
2001 46,460
2002 35,520
2003 36,680
2004 36,780
2005 37,510
2006 39,740
2007 41,240
2008 41,870
2009 39,410
2010 37,680
2011 37,960
2012 38,390
2013 38,700
2014 40,200
2015 44,180
2016 48,900
2017 51,520
2018 51,920

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Year Number
2001 113,000
2002 113,810
2003 109,220
2004 106,980
2005 109,170
2006 106,390
2007 102,160
2008 100,770
2009 95,730
2010 90,960
2011 90,220
2012 90,710
2013 88,320
2014 90,720
2015 96,900
2016 97,320
2017 92,560
2018 86,400

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

Year Number
2001 171,830
2002 169,360
2003 168,450
2004 177,970
2005 189,720
2006 199,180
2007 206,920
2008 206,820
2009 201,220
2010 195,440
2011 196,700
2012 203,830
2013 204,010
2014 219,470
2015 225,400
2016 239,980
2017 237,640
2018 241,400

Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

Year Number
2001 8,290
2002 10,160
2003 10,710
2004 12,370
2005 11,700
2006 12,300
2007 13,280
2008 13,630
2009 13,850
2010 12,670
2011 13,210
2012 13,490
2013 14,200
2014 12,900
2015 12,610
2016 12,950
2017 12,840
2018 12,490

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Year Number
2001 189,300
2002 184,890
2003 200,600
2004 193,540
2005 203,220
2006 214,050
2007 222,260
2008 219,310
2009 204,450
2010 168,420
2011 139,790
2012 108,970
2013 103,040
2014 99,740
2015 90,800
2016 86,740
2017 78,570
2018 70,850

Legal Secretaries

Year Number
2001 37,220
2002 37,940
2003 38,470
2004 35,560
2005 36,500
2006 35,220
2007 32,960
2008 30,940
2009 30,280
2010 29,230
2011 29,670
2012 29,580
2013 30,530
2014 30,030
2015 29,130
2016 28,750
2017 27,850
2018 26,220

Medical Secretaries

Year Number
2001 38,500
2002 34,380
2003 36,250
2004 31,490
2005 42,360
2006 57,480
2007 77,350
2008 89,390
2009 86,630
2010 84,420
2011 77,610
2012 69,470
2013 67,890
2014 70,850
2015 73,650
2016 73,310
2017 77,170
2018 83,410

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

Year Number
2001 151,430
2002 157,070
2003 150,860
2004 129,260
2005 117,800
2006 108,320
2007 110,870
2008 106,370
2009 102,810
2010 123,950
2011 160,970
2012 192,180
2013 206,410
2014 206,900
2015 212,200
2016 222,500
2017 239,080
2018 238,840

Computer Operators

Year Number
2001 19,980
2002 20,460
2003 19,540
2004 16,820
2005 13,550
2006 12,160
2007 12,750
2008 12,910
2009 11,940
2010 9,710
2011 7,790
2012 6,710
2013 6,540
2014 5,380
2015 4,830
2016 4,080
2017 3,450
2018 3,100

Data Entry Keyers

Year Number
2001 50,330
2002 45,140
2003 39,730
2004 39,380
2005 35,860
2006 35,860
2007 31,830
2008 28,350
2009 24,720
2010 22,760
2011 22,590
2012 22,500
2013 23,530
2014 24,880
2015 24,200
2016 23,900
2017 22,180
2018 21,040

Word Processors and Typists

Year Number
2001 34,000
2002 30,160
2003 25,160
2004 22,700
2005 23,910
2006 23,270
2007 22,490
2008 21,970
2009 18,270
2010 19,770
2011 18,770
2012 26,610
2013 25,310
2014 24,540
2015 15,950
2016 15,260
2017 14,510
2018 7,790

Desktop Publishers

Year Number
2001 2,960
2002 3,040
2003 2,970
2004 3,350
2005 2,840
2006 2,800
2007 2,400
2008 2,250
2009 1,680
2010 1,630
2011 1,500
2012 1,240
2013 1,250
2014 1,140
2015 1,520
2016 1,670
2017 1,590
2018 1,040

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Year Number
2001 25,920
2002 28,530
2003 27,260
2004 31,170
2005 32,760
2006 32,030
2007 28,970
2008 33,630
2009 35,790
2010 34,040
2011 26,990
2012 26,530
2013 30,010
2014 36,100
2015 39,390
2016 39,860
2017 41,340
2018 40,200

Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Year Number
2001 17,150
2002 16,310
2003 14,660
2004 14,900
2005 15,780
2006 14,090
2007 11,360
2008 11,160
2009 10,370
2010 9,940
2011 9,260
2012 8,590
2013 7,760
2014 7,100
2015 6,780
2016 6,290
2017 6,850
2018 6,650

Office Clerks, General

Year Number
2001 357,240
2002 363,060
2003 398,400
2004 409,510
2005 399,980
2006 396,750
2007 396,000
2008 380,850
2009 351,940
2010 321,790
2011 318,100
2012 316,940
2013 323,770
2014 326,890
2015 324,030
2016 320,890
2017 320,800
2018 331,120

Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

Year Number
2001 8,910
2002 9,700
2003 9,560
2004 10,780
2005 12,290
2006 13,230
2007 11,640
2008 10,490
2009 9,570
2010 9,580
2011 9,570
2012 9,780
2013 8,940
2014 8,260
2015 6,930
2016 6,410
2017 6,840
2018 6,280

Proofreaders and Copy Markers

Year Number
2001 2,850
2002 2,830
2003 3,300
2005 1,620
2006 1,280
2007 1,270
2008 1,600
2009 1,550
2010 1,450
2011 900
2012 680
2013 880
2014 930
2015 1,410
2016 1,600
2017 1,760
2018 1,150

Statistical Assistants

Year Number
2001 2,290
2002 1,900
2003 2,160
2004 2,380
2005 1,630
2006 1,170
2007 1,190
2008 1,230
2009 1,020
2010 1,030
2011 1,120
2012 1,040
2013 1,040
2014 1,000
2015 770
2016 800
2017 740
2018 1,160

Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 79,840
2005 68,320
2006 60,850
2007 54,390
2008 54,500
2009 66,270
2012 65,810
2013 72,570
2014 61,680
2015 62,190
2016 44,760
2017 44,340
2018 45,040