How Much Do File Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

File Clerks

File Clerks file correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$36140 per year
Hourly wage
$17 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,520 to $27,890 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level File Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,520 to $27,890 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of File Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $52,400
Senior (Top 25%) $20 $41,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $16 $34,090
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,890
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $23,520

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $25 $51,270
MA $21 $44,150
WA $19 $40,420
HI $19 $40,320
CA $19 $40,120
OR $19 $39,960
RI $19 $39,800
IL $19 $39,520
MD $19 $39,470
MI $18 $38,440

Another simple way to increase your salary as a File Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid File Clerks are in the states of DC, MA, WA, HI and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $63810 $30.68
Natural Gas Distribution $59790 $28.75
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $49660 $23.88
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $47070 $22.63
Scheduled Air Transportation $42680 $20.52
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $42150 $20.26
Junior Colleges $41140 $19.78
Other Information Services $40450 $19.45
Local Government $40240 $19.35
Support Activities for Air Transportation $39840 $19.16
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $39630 $19.05
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $39560 $19.02
Oil and Gas Extraction $39560 $19.02
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $39550 $19.01
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $39410 $18.95
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $39390 $18.94
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $39240 $18.87
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $39130 $18.81
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $38960 $18.73
Nonresidential Building Construction $38440 $18.48
Scientific Research and Development Services $38440 $18.48
Traveler Accommodation $38380 $18.45
Software Publishers $38330 $18.43
State Government $38300 $18.42
Other Schools and Instruction $38140 $18.34
Educational Support Services $38060 $18.30
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $38030 $18.29
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $37990 $18.27
Insurance Carriers $37910 $18.23
Gambling Industries $37680 $18.11

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