File Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of file clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of file clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The file clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. File Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,830
25th Percentile Wage
$23,170
50th Percentile Wage
$29,090
75th Percentile Wage
$37,130
90th Percentile Wage
$47,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for file clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) file clerks is $47,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,830. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 139% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of file clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,0904.26%9.97%
201527,8500.97%-
201427,5802.79%-
201326,8102.31%-
201226,190--

Table 2. File Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of file clerks in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for file clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $40,990. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $22,800).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$40,990
Information
$36,300
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,750
Mining
$32,670
Manufacturing
$32,100
Educational Services
$31,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,280
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,770
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,840
Finance and Insurance
$29,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,190
Wholesale Trade
$26,670
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$26,410
Construction
$26,380
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,320
Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,270
Retail Trade
$25,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,800

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of File Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only file clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of file clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,360 to $44,830. The highest paying state for file clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $44,830. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,360. For more salary information of file clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$44,830
Oregon
$34,320
Missouri
$33,080
Alaska
$32,980
Massachusetts
$32,790
Rhode Island
$32,260
Wisconsin
$32,010
Colorado
$31,890
Illinois
$31,530
Maryland
$31,220
Minnesota
$31,090
Washington
$31,020
Arizona
$30,970
North Dakota
$30,760
Ohio
$30,440
Delaware
$29,970
Texas
$29,960
Connecticut
$29,860
Iowa
$29,730
California
$29,510
Michigan
$29,270
Vermont
$28,900
Florida
$28,850
Tennessee
$28,720
Pennsylvania
$28,670
New Mexico
$28,500
Kansas
$28,410
Indiana
$28,400
North Carolina
$28,360
Maine
$28,230
New York
$28,190
New Jersey
$28,140
Utah
$28,040
South Carolina
$27,820
Oklahoma
$27,660
Idaho
$27,600
Nebraska
$27,580
Georgia
$27,520
Virginia
$26,860
West Virginia
$26,420
Montana
$26,380
Nevada
$26,030
New Hampshire
$25,360
Virgin Islands
$25,200
South Dakota
$25,060
Arkansas
$24,670
Wyoming
$24,420
Mississippi
$23,810
Kentucky
$23,800
Louisiana
$23,230
Alabama
$21,970
Hawaii
$19,750
Puerto Rico
$19,450
Guam
$19,360



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