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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-4071 File Clerks

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.


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)
85,460 3.2 % $ 17.70 $ 36,820 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for File Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.53 $ 14.00 $ 17.48 $ 22.00 $ 23.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,980 $ 29,120 $ 36,360 $ 45,760 $ 49,190


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,100 0.24 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Legal Services 10,910 0.96 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Offices of Physicians 5,940 0.22 $ 14.83 $ 30,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,660 0.07 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
Employment Services 3,100 0.09 $ 16.51 $ 34,350

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 10,910 0.96 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Office Administrative Services 1,530 0.31 $ 17.83 $ 37,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,100 0.24 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 840 0.22 $ 13.95 $ 29,010
Offices of Physicians 5,940 0.22 $ 14.83 $ 30,840

Top paying industries for File Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 31.52 $ 65,560
Telecommunications 320 0.05 $ 27.35 $ 56,890
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $ 26.38 $ 54,870


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.



Map of employment of file clerks by state, May 2021


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 9,960 0.60 0.99 $ 20.26 $ 42,130
Texas 8,630 0.71 1.16 $ 16.60 $ 34,530
New Jersey 8,300 2.15 3.55 $ 16.69 $ 34,700
Florida 5,730 0.67 1.10 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
New York 5,050 0.58 0.96 $ 18.43 $ 38,320


Map of location quotient of file clerks by state, May 2021


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 8,300 2.15 3.55 $ 16.69 $ 34,700
Delaware 690 1.59 2.62 $ 14.65 $ 30,460
Oklahoma 1,710 1.10 1.81 $ 16.85 $ 35,040
Tennessee 2,500 0.84 1.38 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Montana 380 0.82 1.35 $ 15.25 $ 31,720


Map of annual mean wages of file clerks by state, May 2021


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 190 0.28 0.47 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Massachusetts 690 0.20 0.34 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
California 9,960 0.60 0.99 $ 20.26 $ 42,130
Maryland 1,120 0.44 0.72 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Washington 1,460 0.46 0.75 $ 20.11 $ 41,820



Map of employment of file clerks by area, May 2021


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 9,930 1.14 1.89 $ 17.48 $ 36,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,990 0.70 1.15 $ 19.69 $ 40,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,300 0.78 1.29 $ 19.31 $ 40,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,600 0.73 1.20 $ 18.45 $ 38,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,320 0.88 1.44 $ 16.60 $ 34,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,200 0.76 1.25 $ 16.06 $ 33,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,140 0.87 1.44 $ 19.13 $ 39,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,680 0.80 1.31 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,450 0.56 0.92 $ 17.40 $ 36,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,180 0.40 0.66 $ 19.96 $ 41,530


Map of location quotient of file clerks by area, May 2021


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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.16 3.55 $ 15.49 $ 32,220
Dover, DE 130 2.03 3.35 $ 14.43 $ 30,020
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.87 3.09 $ 15.90 $ 33,070
Las Cruces, NM 110 1.55 2.55 $ 16.06 $ 33,410
Trenton, NJ 350 1.54 2.54 $ 18.14 $ 37,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 340 1.38 2.27 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Lawton, OK 50 1.23 2.03 $ 14.50 $ 30,150
Tallahassee, FL 210 1.22 2.02 $ 13.64 $ 28,380
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 320 1.21 1.99 $ 11.56 $ 24,050
Salem, OR 200 1.20 1.99 $ 18.09 $ 37,620