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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Financial Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,520
1.86% 10.51%
2016
$35,840
2.82% -
2015
$34,830
2.38% -
2014
$34,000
2.06% -
2013
$33,300
1.86% -
2012
$32,680
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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 $45,740. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $30,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$45,740
Mining
$43,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,790
Construction
$41,780
Information
$40,920
Educational Services
$40,290
Manufacturing
$40,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,480
Wholesale Trade
$39,460
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,390
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,310
Retail Trade
$34,940
Accommodation and Food Services
$34,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,290
Finance and Insurance
$30,150

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
Other Financial Clerks
$38,670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
$35,060
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$33,630
Billing and Posting Clerks
$30,940
Procurement Clerks
$29,990
Tellers
$29,200
Gaming Cage Workers
$24,540
Bill and Account Collectors
$24,140



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