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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Information and Record Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,920
25th Percentile Wage
$25,340
50th Percentile Wage
$32,270
75th Percentile Wage
$41,500
90th Percentile Wage
$53,060

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 $53,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,920. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 153% 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 information and record clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,270
1.80% 7.93%
2016
$31,690
2.15% -
2015
$31,010
1.81% -
2014
$30,450
1.28% -
2013
$30,060
1.16% -
2012
$29,710
- -

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 $46,140. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $23,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$46,140
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,990
Manufacturing
$37,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,880
Finance and Insurance
$36,880
Wholesale Trade
$36,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,480
Mining
$35,930
Information
$35,820
Educational Services
$32,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,670
Construction
$32,400
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$31,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,470
Retail Trade
$26,540
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,840
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,230

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
$59,430
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$35,730
Correspondence Clerks
$34,770
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$30,400
Customer Service Representatives
$30,220
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
$29,770
File Clerks
$21,180
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
$19,690



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