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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Federal, State, and Local Government
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Finance and Insurance

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
Procurement Clerks
Other Financial Clerks
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Billing and Posting Clerks
Bill and Account Collectors
Gaming Cage Workers


Highest paying industries for financial clerks.