File clerks

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2019 Workforce
156k
Average Age
41.7
Estimated Job Growth
-10.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$32,579
Average Male Salary
$32,807
Average Female Salary
$32,506

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 Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. File clerks are paid most in LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,579
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,372

In 2019, File clerks earned an average of $32,579, $22,945 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Disc jockeys, except radio make somewhat more than File clerks while Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges 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

0.401
WAGE GINI

In 2015, File clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.401, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for File clerks.

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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

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Industries by Share

156k
2019 Workforce
± 9,688
-21.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.6%

The number of people employed as File clerks has been declining at a rate of -21.7%, from 199,001 people in 2018 to 155,863 people in 2019.

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  8.69%, followed by Legal services with 7.19% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on File clerks in the US. The average age of male File clerks in the workforce is 37.1 and of female File clerks is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for File clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

37.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,777
118k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,430

75.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

58.8% of File clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.6% of File clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

37.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.01
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.15

The median age of File clerks is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 6.18 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 Protective Services.

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 Writing. 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 6.85%, but File clerks are expected to see a growth of -10.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-10.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for File clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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