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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

43-4071 File Clerks

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National estimates for File Clerks
Industry profile for File Clerks
Geographic profile for File Clerks

National estimates for File Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for File Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
91,560 1.7 % $ 17.38 $ 36,140 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for File Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.31 $ 13.41 $ 16.39 $ 20.11 $ 25.19
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,520 $ 27,890 $ 34,090 $ 41,820 $ 52,400


Industry profile for File Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for File Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in File Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in File Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 12,060 1.06 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 11,790 0.22 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Offices of Physicians 5,850 0.23 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,540 0.08 $ 16.59 $ 34,500
Employment Services 4,010 0.13 $ 17.37 $ 36,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in File Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 12,060 1.06 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Office Administrative Services 1,220 0.24 $ 17.85 $ 37,120
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,770 0.23 $ 17.17 $ 35,710
Offices of Physicians 5,850 0.23 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 780 0.22 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for File Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 30.68 $ 63,810
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $ 28.75 $ 59,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $ 23.88 $ 49,660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 120 0.02 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 220 0.05 $ 20.52 $ 42,680


Geographic profile for File Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for File Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in File Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in File Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,490 0.70 1.06 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
Texas 10,320 0.85 1.30 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Florida 7,700 0.91 1.39 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
New Jersey 7,410 1.96 2.98 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
New York 4,420 0.51 0.77 $ 18.35 $ 38,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in File Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 7,410 1.96 2.98 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
Nevada 1,440 1.15 1.75 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
Montana 450 1.00 1.52 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
Oklahoma 1,530 0.98 1.48 $ 15.42 $ 32,080
Florida 7,700 0.91 1.39 $ 16.50 $ 34,330




Top paying states for File Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 300 0.44 0.66 $ 24.65 $ 51,270
Massachusetts 1,090 0.32 0.49 $ 21.23 $ 44,150
Washington 1,130 0.35 0.54 $ 19.43 $ 40,420
Hawaii 410 0.72 1.09 $ 19.38 $ 40,320
California 11,490 0.70 1.06 $ 19.29 $ 40,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in File Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,410 0.95 1.45 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,860 0.83 1.27 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,990 1.11 1.69 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,880 0.80 1.22 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,650 0.89 1.36 $ 16.77 $ 34,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,640 0.60 0.92 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,450 0.98 1.48 $ 18.92 $ 39,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,940 0.73 1.12 $ 16.84 $ 35,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,680 0.56 0.85 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,650 0.78 1.19 $ 17.35 $ 36,090




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in File Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 180 2.57 3.91 $ 14.41 $ 29,980
Binghamton, NY 240 2.56 3.89 $ 13.56 $ 28,200
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.15 3.27 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
Beckley, WV 70 1.83 2.78 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Las Cruces, NM 110 1.62 2.47 $ 15.69 $ 32,630
Rome, GA 60 1.53 2.33 $ 15.40 $ 32,030
Tallahassee, FL 260 1.51 2.29 $ 13.53 $ 28,140
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.51 2.29 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.50 2.28 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Monroe, MI 50 1.48 2.25 $ 18.29 $ 38,030