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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Office Clerk, General Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,870
25th Percentile Wage
$24,020
50th Percentile Wage
$31,500
75th Percentile Wage
$40,480
90th Percentile Wage
$51,590

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 $51,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,870. 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 159% 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 office clerks, general from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,500
2.92% 12.79%
2016
$30,580
3.27% -
2015
$29,580
3.08% -
2014
$28,670
2.16% -
2013
$28,050
2.07% -
2012
$27,470
- -

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 $42,240. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $28,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$42,240
Mining
$35,360
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$34,820
Manufacturing
$33,610
Construction
$33,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,010
Wholesale Trade
$32,810
Information
$32,590
Finance and Insurance
$32,250
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,810
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$29,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,150
Educational Services
$29,040
Retail Trade
$28,750
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,720
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,380

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 $19,160 to $46,090. The highest paying state for office clerks, general is Alaska with a median annual salary of $46,090. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,160. 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
$46,090
District of Columbia
$41,180
New Hampshire
$36,930
Connecticut
$36,590
Washington
$36,350
Massachusetts
$36,300
Colorado
$36,140
Minnesota
$35,030
Rhode Island
$34,880
Nevada
$34,550
Oregon
$34,160
California
$33,900
Illinois
$33,720
Wisconsin
$33,630
Wyoming
$33,570
Hawaii
$33,230
New Jersey
$33,200
North Dakota
$32,720
Iowa
$32,710
Vermont
$32,540
Texas
$32,530
Michigan
$32,330
Maine
$32,310
Pennsylvania
$32,190
Virginia
$31,910
Maryland
$31,900
Arizona
$31,880
New York
$31,790
Ohio
$30,940
Indiana
$30,750
Montana
$30,330
Tennessee
$30,200
Virgin Islands
$29,740
Utah
$29,260
Missouri
$29,240
Idaho
$29,160
North Carolina
$29,060
Florida
$28,610
Delaware
$28,340
Kansas
$28,050
Nebraska
$27,590
Georgia
$27,180
Oklahoma
$26,490
South Carolina
$26,230
Arkansas
$26,150
Kentucky
$26,110
Mississippi
$25,530
West Virginia
$25,450
South Dakota
$24,230
Alabama
$23,810
New Mexico
$23,620
Louisiana
$23,460
Guam
$20,680
Puerto Rico
$19,160



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