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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,510|
|25th Percentile Wage||$28,860|
|50th Percentile Wage||$36,520|
|75th Percentile Wage||$46,530|
|90th Percentile Wage||$57,590|
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 $57,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,510. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial clerks from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $45,740. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $30,150).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
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|
|Other Financial Clerks|| |
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks|| |
|Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks|| |
|Billing and Posting Clerks|| |
|Procurement Clerks|| |
|Gaming Cage Workers|| |
|Bill and Account Collectors|| |