File Clerk Salary (United States)

A File Clerk earns an average wage of $10.90 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 Total Pay (?
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$19,742 - $35,943
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,220
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File Clerk Total Pay (?
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$8.19 - $15.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,742 - $35,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,500  
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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$17,289 - $33,117  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $15.17  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,500  
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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$17,289 - $33,117  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
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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
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San Diego
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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National Average
$24,000
Las Vegas
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St. Louis
up arrow 4%
Philadelphia
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Sacramento
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Long Beach
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Experience Affects File Clerk Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect File Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 18%
Organizing
up arrow 4%
Filing
up arrow 3%
National Average
$24,000
Phone Support
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 45%
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