Financial Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial clerks are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of financial clerks in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial 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. Financial Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,220
50th Percentile Wage
$35,840
75th Percentile Wage
$45,590
90th Percentile Wage
$56,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial clerks is $56,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 147% 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 financial clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,8402.82%8.82%
201534,8302.38%-
201434,0002.06%-
201333,3001.86%-
201232,680--

Table 2. Financial Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial 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 financial clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $44,580. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $29,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$44,580
Mining
$41,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,950
Construction
$40,760
Information
$40,300
Manufacturing
$39,430
Educational Services
$39,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,680
Wholesale Trade
$38,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,510
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,130
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,720
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,970
Retail Trade
$34,020
Accommodation and Food Services
$33,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,670
Finance and Insurance
$29,530

Table 3. Salaries of Financial Clerk Related Occupations

The average annual salary of financial clerk related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$42,390
Procurement Clerks
$41,410
Other Financial Clerks
$39,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
$38,390
Billing and Posting Clerks
$36,150
Bill and Account Collectors
$35,350
Tellers
$27,260
Gaming Cage Workers
$25,990


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