File Clerk Salary (United States)

A File Clerk earns an average wage of $10.93 per hour. A skill in Filing Court Documents is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
File Clerk Salary (?
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$20,019 - $36,284
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,651
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File Clerk Salary (?
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$8.24 - $15.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,019 - $36,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $999  
Profit Sharing
$233.15 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,400 - $33,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $23.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $999  
   
Profit Sharing
$233.15 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,400 - $33,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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Job Description for File Clerk

A file clerk typically holds an entry-level position that involves handling many of the odd jobs and administrative tasks necessary to run the business. The clerk is typically expected to assist senior employees and executives in a variety of tasks, the most important being maintaining the office’s filing and documentation systems.
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File Clerk Tasks
  • Locate and remove material from file when requested.
  • Perform general office duties such as typing, operating office machines, and sorting mail.
  • File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used.

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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San Diego
up arrow 24%
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Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Las Vegas
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National Average
$24,000
St. Louis
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects File Clerk Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect File Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 12%
Data Entry
up arrow 4%
Organizing
up arrow 3%
Filing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$24,000
Phone Support
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 45%