Salary for File Clerks

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Also known as:  Cut File Clerk, Document Clerk, File Clerk, File Keeper, Index Clerk, Records Clerk helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

File Clerks are responsible for creating and maintaining a filing system by gathering information and material from various departments. A computerized filing system is usually used. File Clerks must ensure that all of the information needed to be stored is done so in alphabetical order, and that the information and documents are accurate and up-to-date. On-the-job training is provided, usually of which is quickly learned. A high school diploma or equivalent should be attained to work as a file Clerk.

A File Clerk can get an average wage on a scale from $23,520 and $52,400 based on experience. usually receive a pay level of thirty-six thousand one hundred and fourty dollars each year.

have the highest pay levels in District of Columbia, where they receive salary pay of close to $51,270. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $49,330.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.18 percent nationwide in that time.


File Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Educational Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail Trade