File Clerk Salary

The average File Clerk in the United States earns approximately $12.07 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female File Clerks make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,647 - $41,549
$21K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,881
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$9.32 - $16.36
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MEDIAN: $12.18
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$0$41K
Salary $20,647 - $41,549
Bonus $103.04 - $1,202
Profit Sharing $420.00
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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$19,668 - $35,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.32 - $16.36
Overtime $14.74 - $25.39
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $103.04 - $1,202
Profit Sharing $420.00
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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$19,668 - $35,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 479

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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for File Clerk


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File Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Legal Secretary. The latter position pays an average of $43K annually. An Administrative Assistant or a General Office Clerk is a typical transition from a File Clerk role.

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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

National Average: $26,093

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

File Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a File Clerk?

File Clerk in Hamilton:
Pros: * CPR certified. * Flexible hours. * I get along with most people. * The dentist.
Cons: * short staffed in the front desk. * Expect to much from me.

File Clerk in San Francisco:
"ITS OK."
Pros: FLEXIBILITY.
Cons: PAY, BENEFITS, STRESS LEVEL, MANAGEMENT, CO-WORKERS.

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Key Stats for File Clerk

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects File Clerk Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲11%

National Average
$26,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect File Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
▲5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲3%

Customer Service
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

▼2%

scanning
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Phone Support
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 45%