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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. File Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,290
25th Percentile Wage
$24,120
50th Percentile Wage
$30,120
75th Percentile Wage
$38,150
90th Percentile Wage
$48,340

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 $48,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,290. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of file clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$30,120
3.42% 13.05%
2016
$29,090
4.26% -
2015
$27,850
0.97% -
2014
$27,580
2.79% -
2013
$26,810
2.31% -
2012
$26,190
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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 $44,330. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $23,110).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$44,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,290
Mining
$33,650
Manufacturing
$33,550
Information
$32,840
Educational Services
$32,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,630
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,520
Finance and Insurance
$30,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,020
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,430
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,410
Wholesale Trade
$28,370
Retail Trade
$27,420
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,390
Construction
$27,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,950
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,110

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 $19,690 to $45,870. The highest paying state for file clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $45,870. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,690. 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
$45,870
Rhode Island
$42,670
Maryland
$35,990
Washington
$34,740
Oregon
$34,690
Illinois
$34,170
Massachusetts
$34,110
Wisconsin
$33,960
Colorado
$33,700
North Dakota
$32,960
Connecticut
$32,730
Minnesota
$32,450
Ohio
$32,160
Virgin Islands
$31,590
Michigan
$31,130
Missouri
$31,120
Alaska
$31,070
Iowa
$30,870
Nevada
$30,740
Vermont
$30,420
Arizona
$30,380
California
$30,360
Pennsylvania
$30,270
New York
$30,180
Texas
$29,900
Florida
$29,830
Oklahoma
$29,740
Indiana
$29,380
Tennessee
$29,360
Kansas
$29,310
New Jersey
$29,130
New Mexico
$29,130
Nebraska
$29,010
North Carolina
$28,960
Maine
$28,800
South Carolina
$28,790
Utah
$28,740
Georgia
$28,690
Virginia
$27,910
New Hampshire
$27,910
Idaho
$27,190
Delaware
$27,020
Montana
$26,970
Hawaii
$26,630
West Virginia
$26,600
South Dakota
$26,440
Arkansas
$25,970
Kentucky
$25,560
Mississippi
$25,190
Wyoming
$24,610
Louisiana
$23,800
Guam
$21,620
Alabama
$20,660
Puerto Rico
$19,690



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