File clerks

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Total Workforce

214k

Average Age

40.5

Estimated Job Growth

-104%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$29,106

Average Male Salary

$35,236

Average Female Salary

$27,147

About

File clerks are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for File clerks was $29,106 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to File clerks by wage are Religious workers, all other, Gaming cage workers, and Print binding & finishing workers.

File clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ File clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most File clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for File clerks, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. File clerks are paid most in LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,106

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,614

In 2017, File clerks earned an average of $29,106, $22,958 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Religious workers, all other make somewhat more than File clerks while Gaming cage workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to File clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.429

WAGE GINI

In 2017, File clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.429, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for File clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of File clerks.

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Industries by Share

214k

2017 Workforce

± 11,350

-8.07%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.99%

The number of people employed as File clerks has been declining at a rate of -8.07%, from 232,820 people in 2016 to 214,028 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of File clerks employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of File clerks at  7.36%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.34% and Legal services with 6.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on File clerks in the US. The average age of male File clerks in the workforce is 38.4 and of female File clerks is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for File clerks is White.

Gender Composition

51.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,590

162k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,882

75.8% of File clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of File clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of File clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71.7% of File clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of File clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of File clerks.

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Age by Gender

38.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.74

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.02

The median age of File clerks is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 2.78 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for File clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for File clerks is Business but a relatively high number of File clerks hold a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for File clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. File clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that File clerks need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Time Management, and Writing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for File clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but File clerks are expected to see a growth of -104% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-104%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for File clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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