Salary for File Clerks

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 talent cluster and get scouted 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 will usually earn salaries of somewhere between 16000 and 24000 based on experience. File Clerks get wages of Twenty Six Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

File Clerks receive the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average compensation of close to about $33620. This group of professionals have the best average pay in Public Administration, where they can receive pay levels, on average, of $35090.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.08 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services