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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of information and record clerks from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
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|| |
|Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs|| |
|Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks|| |
|Court, Municipal, and License Clerks|| |
|Correspondence Clerks|| |
|Customer Service Representatives|| |
|File Clerks|| |
|Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks|| |