File Clerk Salary
|Salary||$20,647 - $41,549|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $1,202|
|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).)
|$19,668 - $35,601|
|Hourly Rate||$9.32 - $16.36|
|Overtime||$14.74 - $25.39|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $1,202|
|Total Pay (||$19,668 - $35,601|
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.Read More...
File clerks are normally given a filing system with established protocols and organizational specifications. The clerk is expected to adhere to established document-handling procedures; they should be organized and take direction well. In many organizations, the file clerk also handles incoming and outgoing mail. For incoming mail, the clerk sorts and delivers mail to the proper persons or departments. They may be expected to open some of this mail and prioritize it for accounts payable and receivable departments.
The clerk may also handle some document creation and typing, typically interoffice correspondence, simpler letters, notices, and documentation when an administrator is unavailable. Other parts of office administration that may be delegated to a file clerk are assisting with office supply inventory, purchasing, or organization.
As the filing systems and procedures of an office normally require some data entry, a file clerk should be familiar with basic computer programs. They are generally expected to have a high school diploma or equivalent, and they typically work in an office environment during regular business hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
File Clerk Tasks
- File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used.
- Perform general office duties such as typing, operating office machines, and sorting mail.
- Locate and remove material from file when requested.
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Popular Skills for File Clerk
File Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Filing Court Documents, Electronic Medical Records, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support, Microsoft Office, and scanning. Those proficient in Filing are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for File Clerk
Pay by Experience for a File Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level File Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 399 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A File Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced File Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 80 salaries. A File Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 25 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For File Clerks, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. File Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Orlando (+9 percent). File Clerks in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Pittsburgh and 9 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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