Training Requirements for File Clerks

File clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for File clerks
Percent
Less than High School 3.4
High School 30.0
Some College 30.9
Associates Degree 11.7
Bachelors Degree 18.7
Masters Degree 4.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for File Clerks

This represents about 159,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 8,000 less file clerks but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 32,000 more.

Typical Income for File Clerks

Hourly Income

On average,file clerks make $15.03 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
File clerks $9.53 $11.14 $13.99 $17.85 $22.79
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Information and record clerks $9.80 $11.93 $15.24 $19.64 $25.08
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, file clerks make $31,260 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
File clerks $19,830 $23,170 $29,090 $37,130 $47,410
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Information and record clerks $20,380 $24,810 $31,690 $40,850 $52,170
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics