The average pay for a File Clerk is $11.96 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$20,993 - $41,507
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,568
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90%

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$9.15 - $15.80
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,993 - $41,507  
   
Bonus
$146.03 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$19,420 - $35,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $15.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$14.57 - $24.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$146.03 - $1,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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).
)
$19,420 - $35,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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 by Experience Level for File Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,652

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Experience Affects File Clerk Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect File Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$26,000

Filing
up arrow 1%

scanning
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Phone Support
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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