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Information and Record Clerk Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,380
25th Percentile Wage
$24,810
50th Percentile Wage
$31,690
75th Percentile Wage
$40,850
90th Percentile Wage
$52,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for information and record clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) information and record clerks is $52,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,380. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% 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 information and record clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,6902.15%6.25%
201531,0101.81%-
201430,4501.28%-
201330,0601.16%-
201229,710--

Table 2. Information and Record Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of information and record 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 information and record clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $44,840. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $22,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$44,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,360
Manufacturing
$36,990
Wholesale Trade
$36,390
Finance and Insurance
$36,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,250
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,840
Mining
$35,570
Information
$35,090
Educational Services
$32,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,940
Construction
$31,830
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,910
Retail Trade
$25,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,430
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,500

Table 3. Salaries of Information and Record Clerk Related Occupations

The average annual salary of information and record 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
Brokerage Clerks
$49,200
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$43,350
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
$36,930
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$36,670
Correspondence Clerks
$36,370
Customer Service Representatives
$32,300
File Clerks
$29,090
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
$22,070


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