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Office Clerk, General Salary Information

The salary statistics of office clerks, general are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of office clerks, general within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The office clerks, general 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. Office Clerk, General Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,300
25th Percentile Wage
$23,300
50th Percentile Wage
$30,580
75th Percentile Wage
$39,530
90th Percentile Wage
$50,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for office clerks, general. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) office clerks, general is $50,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,300. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 161% 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 office clerks, general from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,5803.27%10.17%
201529,5803.08%-
201428,6702.16%-
201328,0502.07%-
201227,470--

Table 2. Office Clerk, General Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of office clerks, general 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 office clerks, general occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $41,700. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,780).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$41,700
Mining
$34,860
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,680
Manufacturing
$32,490
Construction
$32,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,120
Wholesale Trade
$31,650
Information
$31,060
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,910
Finance and Insurance
$30,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,750
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,880
Educational Services
$28,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,290
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,200
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$27,920
Retail Trade
$27,780

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Office Clerks, General by States

From the above tables we note that not only office clerks, general salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of office clerks, general in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,980 to $45,300. The highest paying state for office clerks, general is Alaska with a median annual salary of $45,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,980. For more salary information of office clerks, general profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$45,300
District of Columbia
$38,640
Connecticut
$36,430
New Hampshire
$35,840
Massachusetts
$35,820
Colorado
$35,680
Washington
$34,780
Minnesota
$34,320
Nevada
$34,230
Rhode Island
$34,190
Oregon
$33,080
Hawaii
$33,010
Wyoming
$32,900
Illinois
$32,890
California
$32,810
Wisconsin
$32,680
New Jersey
$32,140
Vermont
$32,110
Iowa
$31,680
Michigan
$31,540
Arizona
$31,480
Texas
$31,430
Virginia
$31,300
Maryland
$31,220
New York
$31,110
Pennsylvania
$30,830
Maine
$30,490
Tennessee
$29,650
Indiana
$29,380
Ohio
$29,230
Montana
$29,190
North Dakota
$29,190
Idaho
$28,490
Missouri
$28,470
Virgin Islands
$28,380
Kentucky
$28,240
North Carolina
$28,200
Kansas
$28,000
Delaware
$27,910
Utah
$27,570
Florida
$27,150
Georgia
$27,000
Nebraska
$26,640
South Carolina
$26,150
Oklahoma
$26,120
West Virginia
$25,210
Arkansas
$24,690
Mississippi
$24,430
New Mexico
$24,340
Louisiana
$23,700
South Dakota
$23,590
Alabama
$23,130
Guam
$20,410
Puerto Rico
$18,980



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