File Clerks

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit59.88%
  2. State and local government22.07%
  3. Private, not for profit9.23%
  4. Federal government5.85%
  5. Self-employed2.49%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of information clerks is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 156,800 openings for information clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$34,090

State-by-state Salary

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$48,470
$23,960
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Master's degree 25%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Some college 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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