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Clerical Supervisors

What they do?

Clerical Supervisors:

A. Co-ordinate, assign, and review work

B. Establish work schedules/procedures

C. Co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments

D. Resolve work-related problems

E. Prepare and submit progress/other reports

F. Train workers in job duties, safety procedures, and company policies

G. Requisition supplies/materials

Where they find work?

1. Finance and insurance - 16.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 14.0%
3. Public administration - 13.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 9.0%
5. Retail trade - 6.0%
6. Administration and support waste management and remediation services - 6.0%
7. Information and cultural industries - 5.0%

What education do I need?

1. You must have a high school diploma.

2. You usually need experience in the occupations you are supervising.

3. You may also need to complete a college program or courses related to the occupations you are supervising.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate univeristy degree and many recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Computer-related courses
2. English (Communication)

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Clerical Supervisors is $19.53/HR, which is above average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Clerical Supervisors wages

Expected Wage by Age

Clerical Supervisors Wage By Age


4% of Clerical Supervisors are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.


Clerical Supervisors Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Clerical Supervisors Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Clerical Supervisors is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($19.53) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (4%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be average due to the office automation.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of clerical supervisors are found in Ontario and Manitoba while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland and British Columbia.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (24%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Computer literacy

3. Team work

Part Time Workers

Clerical Supervisors Part Time Workers

Part time workers:

5% of Clerical Supervisors are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 137,900 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 64% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Clerical Supervisors Age Demographics

Age Demographics:

The earlier-than-average retirement age (57) will likely result in an above-average retirement rate to 2009.

Self Employed

Clerical Supervisors Self Employed

Self Employed:

Roughly 3% of Clerical Supervisors are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Clerical Supervisors Men vs Women

Men vs Women:

42% of the individuals employed as Clerical Supervisors are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.